Tinnea barbata Vollesen
(name current September 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
Distribution: Wyldesdale, Malolotja
Recorded in Swaziland by Compton, Heath and Braun.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Tinnea ?juttae - Shrub, stem circular in section, downy. Leaf-stalks up to 1,2 cm long; blades oval, blunt, margin entire or faintly toothed, downy on veins below, gland-dotted, up to c 3 cm long x 2 cm wide. Flowers solitary in leaf-axils, stalk c 7 mm long. Calyx c 6 mm long, almost hairless; corolla c 2 cm long, violet. (There is some doubt as to this identification and the plant may prove to belong to a new species.)
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.