Swaziland's Flora Database:
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
(name current 2016)
Misty Plume Bush
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Iboza riparia - Tall shrub, irregularly branched, slightly woolly throughout. Leaf-stalks rather slender, up to 3,5 cm long, blades circular or broadly oval, blunt, often slightly heart-shaped at base, teeth short, blunt, c 5 mm apart in full-sized leaves. Inflorescence very large, much branched, widely spreading, open, rather lax, up to 40 cm long x 25 cm diam, ultimate branches with numerous more or less spaced flowers, males up to 3 mm long, females c 2 mm long, corollas strongly mauve-coloured.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Phillipson P. B. & Steyn C. F. 2008. — Tetradenia (Lamiaceae) in Africa: new species and new combinations. Adansonia, sér. 3, 30 (1) : 177-196.