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Species Information

Asclepias cultriformis (Harv. ex Schltr.) Schltr.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Cultural uses
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Usuthu, 14 km from Piggs Peak to Mbabane, unspecified locality in Mbabane Widespread, although represented by only a few collections.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Asclepias cultriformis - Rather stout, erect, unbranched, thinly long-hairy. Leaf-blades lance-shaped or oblong, c 4 cm long X 1 cm wide, margin rough. Inflorescences at top of shoot, with few unusually large flowers; corolla lobes spreading, 1,5 cm long x 7 mm wide, green; corona lobes without long points, white.

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

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