Acrotome thorncroftii Skan
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
Distribution: Mlawula, Lomahasha, Tulwana, Blue Jay Ranch
Previously listed as Rare. Known from about five herbarium collections in Swaziland.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Leucas neuflizeana - Slender herbaceous stems arising from woody root-stock, thinly hairy throughout. Leaf stalk very short or none, blade usually oval or round, tip blunt with few short teeth; teeth absent from side-margins; occasionally somewhat lance-shaped and almost toothless; up to 2 cm long X 1,8 cm wide. Flowers few in small axillary cluster. Calyx c 7 mm long, teeth about equal, pointed but not strongly spiny; corolla white, c 1,2 cm long, varyingly downy, even on same plant; stamens and style concealed.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.