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Species Information
 

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Aneilema dregeanum Kunth
(name current 2016)
lidzangamane
(Aneilema dregeana)

Commelinaceae

Growth form: Herb
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Medicinal
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Ingwavuma Poort, Mtindekwa, Mlawula Three localities identifed in Swaziland from collections by Compton and Braun. Also known from South Africa, and reported also to occur in Zimbabwe.

Regional distribution:
Also known from South Africa, and reported also to occur in Zimbabwe.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Aneilema dregeana - Weak-stemmed, soft, straggling, thinly hairy or almost hairless. Leaves seldom more than 7 cm long x 2,5 cm wide, tapering to narrow tip. Inflorescence rather dense at first becoming loose. Petals blue or pink. Fruits small, seeds few.

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


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