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Species Information

plant, flower    flower    flower   
Orbea paradoxa (I.Verd.) L.C.Leach
(name current 2016)
tililo lomncane
(Orbeanthus paradoxa)
(Stultitia paradoxa)


Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Schedule C

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR nt Threats: Mining Distribution: Ngwenya Listed as Endangered in South Africa’s former Transvaal in previous RDLs.

Regional distribution:
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.

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