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Species Information

Thorncroftia thorncroftii (S.Moore) Codd
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule B

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Endemism: Near endemic Distribution: Northwest of Piggs Peak (mountains) Found at a neighbouring locality in South Africa.

Regional distribution:
Found at a neighbouring locality in South Africa.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Thorncroftia thorncroftii - Woody rather dwarf shrublet, thinly hairy throughout. Leaves close set, up to 2 cm long x 5 mm wide, tapering to narrow base with few irregular blunt teeth, with leafy short shoots in their axils. Inflorescence much-branched, rather condensed; flower-stalks lengthening to c 5 mm. Flowers solitary in each bract axil. Calyx two-lipped, c 3 mm long, lobes triangular, sharp-pointed, back lobe longest; corolla c 1 cm long, whitish, downy, two-lipped, upper lip notched, lower three-lobed, lateral lobes narrow, middle lobe concave; stamens four, attached at mouth of corolla, protruding, anthers one-chambered.

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

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