Swaziland's Flora Database:
Monopsis decipiens (Sond.) Thulin
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Lobelia decipiens - Slender underground rhizome. Aerial shoots erect, slender, usually less than 20 cm high, minutely downy or hairless. Leaves irregularly scattered, stalkless, narrow-oblong, blunt or pointed, c 1 cm long x 1 mm wide, usually toothless or with occasional minute tooth. Flowers usually few borne at top of leafy shoots, stalk slender, erect, up to 3 cm long. Calyx lobes narrowpointed, spreading, c 4 mm long; corolla minutely downy outside, bright blue, or frequently lower lip blue with yellow spot, upper lip purple. Lower lip with three broad lobes, up to 1,5 cm across; upper lip with two short lobes.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.