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Species Information

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Cycnium adonense E.Mey. ex Benth.
(name current July 2011)
(Cycnium adonese)

Growth form:
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: various

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cycnium adonense - Low-growing, branches spreading or prostrate. Leaves oval or lance-shaped, blunt, narrowing to base, with many short teeth, up to 7 cm long x 3 cm wide. Flowers few, short-stalked, solitary or paired. Calyx up to 4 cm long, lobes c one third as long as tube, blunt; corolla white, blackening when damaged, tube up to 7 cm (sometimes over 12 cm) long, lobes up to 5 cm across, shortly hairy.

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

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