Alepidea peduncularis A.Rich.
(name current 2016)
(Alepidea longifolia var. angusta)
(Alepidea longifolia var. longifolia)
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
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.