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Species Information

Stachys arachnoidea Codd
(name current 2016)
(Stachys sp.)
(Stachys rehmannii)


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Mbabane District, Malolotja, Piggs Peak, Forbes Reef

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Stachys rehmannii - Elongated, straggling, aromatic. Leaves widely spaced, stalk c 2 cm long, blade almost round, slightly heart-shaped at base, blunt, slightly blunt-toothed, velvety, more densely so and paler on lower surface, c 3 cm long X 2,5 cm wide. Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves. Calyx c 8 cm long; corolla pale pink, mauve or white, c 1,5 cm long.

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

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