Swaziland's Flora Database:
Achyranthes aspera L. var. aspera
(name current 2016)
(exotic - see Alien Plants Database)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Achyranthes aspera - Up to 120 cm high. More robust than A. sicula, sometimes almost shmbby with longer stems, the denser, larger, darker and more numerous flowers of which only separate slightly. Stems stouter, four-ribbed. Stem and leaves hairy. Leaf-blades broadly oval, up to 6 cm long x 4 cm wide, stalks very short, margins slightly wavy, tips rather blunt.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.