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Species Information
 

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Callilepis laureola DC.
(name current July 2011)
mila

ASTERACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: various
Medicinal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Callilepis laureola - Up to c 75 cm high, almost hairless, but sometimes with few fine white hairs at base of leaf and on adjoining stems. Base of leaf clasping stem, blade oval or lance-shaped, pointed, up to 8 cm long x 3 cm wide. Flower-heads usually long-stalked, solitary or few at top of stem, varying much in size, up to 7 cm diam. Ray-florets with expanded portion white, up to 8 mm wide, pointed, veined. Pappus scales white, c 3 mm long, pointed, edges frilled.

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


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