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Species Information

Cynoglossum hispidum Thunb.
(name current 2016)
(Cynoglossum enerve)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cynoglossum enerve - Erect from woody rootstock, up to 1 m high. Basal leaves with lance-shaped blade narrowing gradually to long stalk, c 20 cm long X 1,5 cm wide, rough with short bristly hairs with bulbous base, white calcareous spots often present. Stem-leaves similar to basal, but much smaller, not narrowed to distinct stalk. Inflorescence terminal, loosely branched, leafless; flowers mostly in compact small clusters, up to 4 mm long; corolla not longer than calyx. Calyx white-bristly; corolla purple, mauve or dull red. Nutlets flat, each c 3 mm diam, with abundant hooks..

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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