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Species Information

Tinnea galpinii Briq.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld/middleveld

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Hlatikhulu, Mlawula, Siteki, Cecil Marks Pass Recorded in Swaziland by Compton and Culverwell.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Tinnea galpinii - Stems up to 40 cm high, circular in section, downy. Leaf-stalk short, blades lance-shaped or oval, up to 2,5 cm long x 1 cm wide, thinly hairy, gland-dotted, blunt, margins entire. Inflorescence with solitary stalked flowers in axils of small leaf-like bracts. Flower stalk c 8 mm long; calyx c 7 mm long, shaggy, enlarging in fruit; corolla c 1,5 cm long to end of lower lip, purplish-brown or maroon.

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

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