Mimulus gracilis R.Br.
(name current July 2011)
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
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.