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Species Information

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Striga bilabiata (Thunb.) Kuntze subsp. bilabiata
(name current September 2016)

Growth form:
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Striga bilabiata - Slender, neat, usually straight and erect, occa- sionally with few branches, up to 30 cm high, or little more, shortly rough-hairy throughout. Leaves numerous, about as long as stem-spaces between them, narrow, erect or spreading, up to 2 cm long, usually much shorter, X 1 mm wide. Inflorescence terminal, indefinite, flowers close-set. Calyx c 8 mm long, lobes long and narrow; corolla tube arching outwards, protruding a little beyond calyx, lips usually turned sharply upwards and downwards, mauve, magenta or greyish- white.

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

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