Swaziland's Flora Database:
Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: frequent
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Myrothamnus flabellifolia - (Resurrection Plant) Small erect muchbranched rigid aromatic shrub. Leaves in opposite pairs, c 14 mm long x 8 mm wide at broad wavy-edged tip, tapering to narrow base, folding fan-wise. Flowers inconspicuous, in erect terminal spikes, male and female on different plants; stamens c five, filaments joined at base, anthers large; ovary three-chambered, ovules numerous; seeds very small. In dry weather whole plant withers, leaves folding, quickly reviving after rain.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.
Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)