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Species Information

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Tinnea barbata Vollesen
(name current 2016)
Blue Tinnea
(Tinnea ? juttae)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Permits issued

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Wyldesdale, Malolotja Recorded in Swaziland by Compton, Heath and Braun.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Tinnea ?juttae - Shrub, stem circular in section, downy. Leaf-stalks up to 1,2 cm long; blades oval, blunt, margin entire or faintly toothed, downy on veins below, gland-dotted, up to c 3 cm long x 2 cm wide. Flowers solitary in leaf-axils, stalk c 7 mm long. Calyx c 6 mm long, almost hairless; corolla c 2 cm long, violet. (There is some doubt as to this identification and the plant may prove to belong to a new species.)

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

Included in Tree Atlas.

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