Euclea natalensis

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Natal guarri
Euclea natalensis subsp natalensis, blare, eMakhosini.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Euclea
Species: E. natalensis
Binomial name
Euclea natalensis
  • Euclea multiflora Hiern[1]
  • Royena macrophylla E.Mey. ex A.DC.[2]

Euclea natalensis, the Natal guarri, is a dioecious African plant species of the family Ebenaceae. It occurs from Ethiopia and Somalia in the north, southwards to the Western Cape, South Africa.[3] Its hirsute, leathery leaves have an opposite arrangement, and the flower sprays grow from the leaf axils. The spherical fruit appear from October to June.[4]


The three races are:[5]

  • Euclea natalensis subsp. natalensis
  • Euclea natalensis subsp. angolensis F.White
  • Euclea natalensis subsp. obovata F.White


  1. ^ "Euclea multiflora Hiern". The Plant List 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Euclea natalensis A.DC". The Plant List 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  3. ^ Notten, Alice (February 2010). "Euclea natalensis A.DC". SANBI. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Euclea natalensis - Natal Guarri". TreeCo. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Euclea natalensis". The Plant List 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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