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Species Information

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Harveya huttonii Hiern
(name current July 2011)
(needs confirmation July 2011)
(Harveya pulchra Hilliard & B.L.Burtt)
(Harveya silvatica Hilliard & B.L.Burtt)

Growth form:
Restricted distribution within southern Africa

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Harveya coccinea - Stems erect, up to 75 cm high, usually unbranched, sometimes in large clumps. Stalked glandular hairs throughout. Vestigial leaves few, up to 1,5 cm long. Flower-stalks erect, up to 2 cm long. Flowers scented. Calyx c 1,5 cm long, lobes shorter than tube, rather blunt or slightly pointed; corolla pink, tube up to 4 cm long, cylindrical within calyx, broadening above to c 1,5 cm diam at throat; lobes up to 2 cm long, up to 3 cm across, toothed irregularly along edge. Plants from open high-altitude situations, are much smaller in every way than those in forest.

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

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