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Species Information
 

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Merwilla plumbea (Lindl.) Speta
(name current July 2011)
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(Scilla plumbea)
(Scilla natalensis)

HYACINTHACEAE
Schedule C
Medicinal
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR nt Threats: Collection Distribution: Malolotja, Usuthu, Mbabane Widespread. Suggested to be classified as Vulnerable. Widely used and still abundant. In remote places it is frequent. Collected for medicinal purposes.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Scilla natalensis - Bulb up to 10 cm diam, without bristles. Leaves 68, hairy or hairless, up to 50 cm long; flowers numerous in dense raceme up to 30 cm long; perianth segments bright blue, c 1 cm long-, stamens shorter than perianth; ovary shortly stalked, ovules c 10 in each chamber.

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


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