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Species Information
 

plants, flowers    flowers   
Agapanthus caulescens Spreng. subsp. angustifolius F.M.Leight.
(name current 2016)
hlakahla
(Agapanthus caulescens)

Agapanthaceae

Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule B
Medicinal

Regional distribution:
Natal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Agapanthus caulescens - Leafy part of the stem rises a few cm above ground; leaves bright green, up to 60 cm long x 5 cm or more wide. inflorescence axis reaching 1,31,8 m high, with large number of erect or spreading flowers on straight slender stalks; perianth reaching c 4 cm long, tube shorter than segments which spread widely or curve backwards, bright blue, occasionally white. Stamens and style little shorter than segments.

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


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References

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.