Swaziland's Flora Database:
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
(name current 2016)
(Tecomaria capensis subsp. capensis)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Tecomaria capensis - (Malungala) Scrambling shrub up to 4 m high. Leaf-stalk c 1 cm long; leaflets in 2-4 pairs with a slightly larger terminal leaflet; lateral leaflets shortly stalked, blade oval or rounded, shortly pointed or blunt, margins shortly blunt-toothed, up to c 2,5 cm long x 1,5 cm wide; a few hairs in forks of veins, otherwise hairless. Flowers in short terminal inflorescences; stalks c 1 cm long. Calyx c 1 cm long, lobes short triangular. Corolla red, orange or orange-red, tube narrowly funnel-shaped, arched over, c 4 cm long, two-lipped, upper lip erect, c 2 cm long, lower lip rather shorter, turned downwards, deeply three-lobed. Stamens four, protruding from corolla, anthers with two diverging chambers. Disc thick, saucer-shaped. Ovary two-chambered with many ovules; style protruding, stigma two-lobed. Fruit dry, up to 10 cm long x 1,2 cm wide, splitting lengthwise; seed with membranous wings.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.