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Species Information

Plectranthus rubropunctatus Codd
(name current 2016)


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Mdzimba, Forbes Reef, Ermelo Rd., Piggs Peak, Mbabane

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Plectranthus arthropodus - Erect, robust, thinly hairy. Leaf-stalk up to 7 cm long, narrowly winged and broadening to base of blade which may be somewhat heart-shaped, broadly oval or rounded, with numerous broad blunt teeth, tip usually blunt, up to 12 cm long x 8 cm wide. Inflorescence elongated, with one or more pairs of branches, usually purplish coloured, including calyces; flowers well spaced, 13 per cluster. Calyx c 6 mm long, teeth shortly pointed; corolla pink, mauve, magenta or purple, c 8 mm long.

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

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