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Species Information
 

Monechma debile (Forssk.) Nees
(name current July 2011)

ACANTHACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Monechma debile - Erect, up to 50 cm high, finely downy, almost velvety, throughout. Leaves on main stem with stalk up to 2 cm long, blade lance-shaped, up to 10 cm long X 2 cm wide. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, up to 7 cm long, with short intervals between flower-clusters; bracts oval, white-hairy. Calyx lobes very slender, glandular, c 7 mm long; corolla white with mauve tint on lower lip, c 8 mm long, downy. Fruit c 5 mm long, downy.

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


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