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Species Information

Nesaea sagittifolia (Sond.) Koehne var. ericiformis Koehne forma swaziensis Immelman
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Shrub
Near Endemic
Swaziland abundance: rare

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Basically known from four records by Compton and Karsten.

Regional distribution:
Swaziland endemic

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Nesaea sagittifolia - Small erect much-branched heath-like shrub-let. Leaves very numerous clothing stems, narrow, stalkless, c 8 mm long; with two points projecting backwards across stem, margin turned backwards, coarsely hairy. Flowers in small irregular clusters towards top of branches, c 5 mm long; calyx ribbed; petals magenta.

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

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Immelman, K L (1991) Synopsis of the genera Nesaea and Ammannia (Lythraceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 21.1:35-49.