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Species Information

Cyphia bolusii E.Phillips
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld/middleveld
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Mbabane (3 pops), Dalrich, Mbabane, Emlembe, Malkerns On serpentine soils.

Regional distribution:
Barberton mountain range?

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cyphia bolusii - Erect, single-stemmed, up to 60 cm high, hairless or very finely downy. Leaves few, stalkless, narrow or sometimes broadly oval, blunt, margins faintly or distinctly toothed, up to 10 cm long x 4 cm wide, usually much smaller. Stem ends in weak elongated axis bearing flowers singly or in small clusters, widely spaced; flowers stalkless. Calyx c 4 mm long, downy; corolla white, pink or mauve, tube c 4 mm long, lobes c 3 mm long.

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

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