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Species Information
 

plants, flowers    flower, fruit   
Australluma ubomboensis (I.Verd.) Bruyns
(name current 2016)
tililo lomncane
(Pachycymbium ubomboense)
(Caralluma ubomboensis)
(Orbea ubomboensis)

Apocynaceae

Found within protected areas
Medicinal

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Endemism: Endemic? Distribution: Lebombo Was listed previously as Rare for Swaziland. Is common in the Lebombo Mountains.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Caralluma ubomboensis - Stem up to 8 cm high x 7 mm diam, branching, with shallow ridges and short teeth ending in rudimentary leaves. Sepals c 2 mm long; corolla c 1 cm diam, hairless, dark maroon, surface rough; outer corona of 5 forked dark purple lobes, inner of five lobes joined at base to outer. Fruit-half erect, c 3,5 cm long x 3 mm diam, tapering to both ends, smooth.

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


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