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Species Information

flowers    plant, flowers    flowers    leaves    flowers   
leaves    flowers    flower    leaves    plant   
Alepidea peduncularis A.Rich.
(name current 2016)
(Alepidea gracilis)
(Alepidea longifolia var. angusta)
(Alepidea longifolia var. longifolia)
(Alepidea gracilis)


Growth form: Herb
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule B

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Alepidea gracilis - Erect, single-stemmed, up to 40 cm high. Basal leaves forming rosette and continuing far up stem, up to 2,5 cm wide, varying greatly in length, gradually narrowing to base; uppermost leaves small, stem-clasping. Inflorescence similar to that of A. amatymbica but somewhat smaller, narrower, fewer-flowered and more compact. Alepidea longifolia - Erect, single-stemmed, up to 50 cm high, occasionally more. Leaves mostly near base of stem, erect or spreading, tapering gradually to base, with numerous regular bristle-pointed teeth, up to 25 cm long X 1 cm wide occasionally larger; upper parts of stem with well-spaced small leaves. Inflores­cences usually rather narrow, individual flower heads up to 2,2 cm diam, largest bracts c 2 mm wide, white.

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

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