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Species Information

Rabdosiella calycina (Benth.) Codd
(name current 2016)
(Rabdosia calycina)
(Plectranthus calycinus)


Growth form:
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Plectranthus calycinus - Erect, little or not branched, up to 1,2 m high, thinly downy, unpleasantly scented. Leaves numerous, often overlapping, stalkless or nearly so, blade broadly oval or almost round, sharp-pointed, with numerous regular short pointed teeth, up to 6 cm long x 3 cm wide. Inflorescences dense, terminal or stalked in upper leaf-axils. Calyx c 4 mm long; corolla densely hairy, c 12 mm long, upper and lower lips almost equal, dull pink, mauve or white.

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

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