Duvernoia aconitiflora A.Meeuse
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree/shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one quarter degree grid square only
Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN B1B2cD2
Threats: Urban expansion
Distribution: Ingwavuma Gorge (Lebombo District)
Could be in forest or grassland. The closest locality to Swaziland is in the southern highveld in South Africa, some 100 km away. High human population growth the area constitutes a threat.
Also in South Africa
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Duvernoia aconitiflora - Large shrub. Leaves opposite, stalk c 1 cm long, blade oval, broadest at or just below middle, up to 10 cm long x 3,5 cm wide. Inflorescence terminal or lateral with few well-spaced flowers. Calyx c 4 mm long, lobes oval, about equalling tube. Corolla two-lipped, downy, whitish with dull red markings on lower lip; tube very short, bell-shaped; upper lip arched, hooded, shortly two-lobed, up to 2 cm long; lower lip three-lobed, side lobes curved with basal bulges, c 8 mm long. Stamens two, protruding, anthers two-chambered. Ovary round, hairy, two-chambered, each chamber with two ovules. Fruit shortly stalked.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.