Perennial herb, up to 1 m. Leaves in a basal rosette with smaller leaves alternate along the stem, linear to narrowly lanceolate; margins entire to sparsely dentate. Flowers in a terminal raceme, dull yellow to orange, rarely purple.
Formerly, as Manulea rhodesiana, treated as an endemic to Zimbabwe. However, after Hilliard (1994), it is now viewed as a component of M. parviflora var. parviflora, which is widespread in southern Africa.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Manulea parviflora var. parviflora. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151050, retrieved 28 October 2016