Selago swaziensis Rolfe
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN B1B2acC2a
Endemism: Near endemic
Threats: Urban expansion, fire
Distribution: Hills near Dalriach (Mbabane), Usuthu Forest, Millerís Falls, Makhosini Hills, Ukuthula
Known only from a single, highly threatened locality.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Selago swaziensis - Slender-stemmed shrublet up to 45 cm high, thinly hairy, with numerous spreading branches in upper part, each terminated by a compact spherical head of flowers c 1 cm diam. Leaves well-spaced, oval, c 1,5 cm long X 7 mm wide, blunt, margins entire or faintly blunt-toothed; lowest leaves rather larger and with few sharp teeth. Corolla white, tube rather wide, protruding slightly beyond calyx.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.