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Species Information

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Australluma ubomboensis (I.Verd.) Bruyns
(name current 2016)
tililo lomncane
(Pachycymbium ubomboense)
(Caralluma ubomboensis)
(Orbea ubomboensis)


Found within protected areas

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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