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Species Information

Sopubia karaguensis Oliv. var. karaguensis
(name current 2016)
(Sopubia fastigiata)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Sopubia fastigiata - Erect, rather woody below. Leaves numerous, very slen- der, hairless, up to 3 cm long x 1 mm wide, with slender short axillary branchlets. Inflorescence terminal, dense with erect branches; flowers stalkless. Calyx densely grey-downy, c 8 mm long, lobes pointed; corolla mauve or pink, c 1 cm across.

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

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