Swaziland's Flora Database:
Dicoma anomala Sond. subsp. anomala
(name current 2016)
(Dicoma anomala subsp. cirsioides)
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Dicoma anomala subsp. anomala - Slender, erect, up to 50 cm high. Stem felted. Leaves very narrow, up to 12 cm long x 2 mm wide, upper surface dark, margins recurved, rough with minute prickles, lower surface white-felted. Flower-head up to 2,5 cm diam, apparently long-stalked but often with about two leaves close below it; involucral bracts erect in graded rows, c 1 mm wide, pointed, shining, sometimes purple-striped; florets about as long as involucre, dull whitish.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.