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Species Information

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Clivia miniata (Lindl.) Regel var. miniata
(name current 2016)
Hlakahla wemahlatsi
(Clivia miniata)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Schedule C
Other uses

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.

Regional distribution:
Well-known from South Africa.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Clivia miniata - Leaves many, evergreen, 4050 cm long x 56,5 cm wide, strap-shaped, pointed, hairless. Flowering axis compressed, two-edged. Inflorescence an umbel of 1020 flowers. Spathes two, membranous. Perianth divided to near base, tube c 5 mm long, segments spreading. 57 cm long, blunt, narrowed to base, bright red. Ovary 56 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.

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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.