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Species Information
 

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Mimulus gracilis R.Br.
(name current July 2011)

SCROPHULARIACEAE
Growth form:
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Medicinal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Mimulus gracilis - Erect perennial herb, up to 50 cm high, hairless throughout. Leaves well-spaced on stem, stalkless, lance-shaped, rather broad-based, tapering gradually to tip, faintly toothed, up to 4 cm long X 1 cm wide. Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves; stalks spreading, slender, up to 2,5 cm long. Calyx with five ribs or angles, c 9 mm long, lobes shorter than tube, pointed. Corolla white or pale mauve, shortly two-lipped, tube widening to throat, lobes c 7 mm across; upper lip two-lobed, lower three-lobed with pair of downy protuberances in throat. Stamens four in two pairs, attached near base of corolla tube, not protruding; anthers two-chambered. Ovary two-chambered with many ovules; stigma with two flat lobes. Fruit dry.

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


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