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Species Information

Alectra capensis Thunb.
(name current 2016)


Growth form:
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Alectra capensis - Erect, up to 45 cm high, seldom branched, shortly rough-hairy throughout. Leaves numerous, often overlapping, all much alike in size and shape, stalkless, oval, blunt, toothless, c 1,5 cm long x 5 mm wide. Flowers in short dense terminal cluster. Calyx c 1 cm long, lobes pointed, slightly shorter than tube; corolla yellow with red veins outside, protruding about 1,5 cm beyond calyx.

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

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