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Species Information

Alectra hundtii Melch.
(name current July 2011)
(Alectra mundtii)

Growth form:
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Alectra mundtii - Erect, branched or unbranched, up to 60 cm high, thinly rough-hairy throughout. Lower leaves stalkless, up to 1,5 cm long and nearly as wide, with few blunt teeth; upper leaves tapering to narrow point, up to 2 cm long x c 7 mm wide, with few short or long pointed teeth on each side. Calyx c 1 cm long with narrow pointed lobes, almost hairless; corolla of various shades of yellow, protruding shortly from calyx; whole flower often shorter than leaf in whose axil it is situated.

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

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