Swaziland's Flora Database:
Polygala virgata Thunb. var. decora (Sond.) Harv.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Polygala speciosa - Handsome erect leafy shrub up to 3 m high; young stems and leaf-veins thinly downy. Leaves lance-shaped, shortly stalked, blunt or pointed, up to c 6 cm long x 1 cm wide. Flowers close-set in short terminal racemes; stalk c 5 mm long; wings c 1,5 cm long X 1 cm wide, purple, magenta, lilac or mauve.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.