Swaziland's Flora Database:
Gomphocarpus physocarpus E.Mey.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Asclepias physocarpa - Erect, shnibby, scarcely branched, up to 2 m high, velvety-downy. Leaf-stalk slender, blade c 10 cm long x 1,4 cm wide, tapering equally to both ends. Inflorescences lateral, about six-flowered. Corolla lobes reflexed, c 7 mm long, white, edges velvety; corona lobes blunt. Fruit spherical or oval, inflated, without beak, c 7 cm long X 5 cm diam, long bristly-hairy.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Goyder D J & A Nicholas. A Revision of Gomphocarpus R. Br. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae). Kew Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 4 (2001), pp. 769-836.