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Species Information

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Clivia caulescens R.A.Dyer
(name current 2016)
hlakahla wemahlatsi


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Threats: Collection Distribution: Devils Bridge Two records for it in Swaziland. Collected for horticultural purposes.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Clivia caulescens - Stem elongates to 50 cm or more, bearing persistent two-rowed tuft of leaves at top among which rise inflorescences. Leaves strap-shaped, up to 60 cm long x 5 cm wide, tapering to blunt tip. Inflorescence axis c 40 cm long, bracts narrow, reflexed, c 4 cm long, membranous. Flowers few to c 20; stalks c 2 cm long. Perianth narrowly funnel-shaped, somewhat curved, c 3 cm long x 1 cm wide at mouth, orange, red or yellow with green tips.

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

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