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Species Information

Syncolostemon modestus (Codd) D.F.Otieno
(name current 2016)
(Hemizygia modesta)


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Bomvu Ridge, Havelock, Gege, Forbes Reef Recorded in Swaziland by Compton.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Hemizygia modesta - Shrublet 13-25 cm high. Stems annual arising from a woody rootstock, rough to hairy. Leaves almost or quite stalkless, more or less oval to lance-shaped, 612 mm long X 4-6 mm wide, slightly or very rough, gland-dotted. Inflorescence unbranched, 510 cm long; bracts small; flower- clusters two-flowered. Corolla white to pale mauve, tube 11-12 mm long; stamens protruding up to 1 cm.

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

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