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Species Information

Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke
(name current July 2011)
(author citation updated July 2011)

Growth form:
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Striga gesnerioides - Erect, dwarfish, branching chiefly from near base, almost hairless, slightly succulent, drying black. Leaves pressed to stem, c 7 mm long x 3 mm wide. Inflorescence slender; bracts and calyx lobes long-pointed. Calyx c 8 mm long; corolla magenta, tube protruding shortly, bent at right angle at top, lobes c 8 mm long.

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

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