Orbea paradoxa (I.Verd.) L.C.Leach
(name current 2016)
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR nt
Listed as Endangered in South Africa’s former Transvaal in previous RDLs.
Also in South Africa
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Stultitia paradoxa - Dwarf succulent; stems with prominent ridges which bear long forward-directed points tipped with vestigial leaves. Flowers few, borne near stem base. Sepals pointed; corolla c 1,5 cm diam, cream-coloured, with purple-brown stripes and spots in hollow and rim, tube bowl-shaped, lobes pointed, with club-shaped trembling hairs. Corona double; outer saucer-shaped, five-lobed, inner of five narrow lobes usually with long appendage.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.