Swaziland's Flora Database:
Monsonia attenuata Harv.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Monsonia attenuata - Erect little-branched or tufted with somewhat tuberous rootstock, densely leafy, up to 30 cm high, loosely hairy and glandular throughout. Leaf-stalk slender, c 1,5 cm long; blade usually many times longer than broad, margin finely toothed, c 6 cm longx 6 mm wide, tapering to pointed tip. Flowers borne singly, erect at top of shoot, stalk c 4 cm long; sepals separate, narrow, c 1,5 cm long, tips with long slender point; petals white, with strong network of dark veins, up to 3 cm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.