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Clivia miniata (Lindl.) Regel var. miniata
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR nt
Distribution: Lebombo, Piggs Peak area
Forest species. Well known from South Africa. Is being removed from the wild.
Well-known from South Africa.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Clivia miniata - Leaves many, evergreen, 40—50 cm long x 5—6,5 cm wide, strap-shaped, pointed, hairless. Flowering axis compressed, two-edged. Inflorescence an umbel of 10—20 flowers. Spathes two, membranous. Perianth divided to near base, tube c 5 mm long, segments spreading. 5—7 cm long, blunt, narrowed to base, bright red. Ovary 5—6 mm long, three-angled. Fruit fleshy, bright red, c I ,5 cm diam. Seeds one or few.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Pooley, E. 1998. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal and the
Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban
Van Wyk, B-E, van Oudtshoorn, B & Gericke, N. 1997. Medicinal Plants
of South Africa. Briza Publications, Pretoria.