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Species Information

Syncolostemon concinnus N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Malolotja, Mankayane, Hlatikhulu

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Syncolostemon concinnus - Rootstock with sparingly branched annual shoots up to 60 cm high, almost everywhere rough with minute branched (stellate) hairs. Leaves in lateral tufts, almost stalkless, narrow to broad oval, up to 18 mm long x 8 mm wide, gland-dotted, margins often with few teeth close to blunt tip. Inflorescence lax, up to 20 cm long, flowering whorls up to 2 cm apart, each cluster two-flowered. Calyx up to 6 mm long, bell-shaped, bristly at mouth, teeth about equal, pointed. Corolla white; tube up to 9 mm long, upper lip erect, c 4 mm long; lower horizontal, c 3 mm long. Stamens protruding.

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

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