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Species Information

Stachys simplex Schltr.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Malolotja, Mbabane

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Stachys simplex - Stem up to 30 cm high, slender, erect from oblique base; leaves mostly at base, few widely spaced smaller leaves on erect stem, thinly hairy throughout. Leaves at base with stalk c 5 mm long, blade oval, blunt, not heart-shaped, c 3 cm long x 1,5 cm wide. Flower clusters close in short terminal inflorescence. Calyx c 5 mm long, not very long-pointed; corolla c 1,2 cm long, bluish-white.

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

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