Swaziland's Flora Database:
Dicliptera clinopodia Nees
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: various
Tropical and southern Africa
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Dicliptera clinopodia - Erect or straggling, up to 1 m high, thinly hairy through- out. Leaf-stalk up to 2 cm long or more; blade oval or lance-shaped, narrowing to tip, broadest below middle, up to 6 cm long x 2,5 cm wide. Inflorescences dense short-stalked clusters; bracts c 1 cm long, narrow, finely pointed. Calyx c 5 mm long; corolla magenta, violet or mauve, tube c 1,5 cm long, lips c 1,5 cm long, lower up to 7 mm wide.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Balkwill K, Norris F G & M J Balkwill. Systematic Studies in the Acanthaceae; Dicliptera in Southern Africa. Kew Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 1 (1996), pp. 1-61.