Selago swynnertonii (S. Moore) Hilliard
var. swynnertonii

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Synonyms: Walafrida swynnertonii S. Moore var. swynnertonii
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herbs, up to 40 cm tall; stem slender, erect or scrambling, branches mostly scabrid-pubescent, ascending, slender, densely leafy. Leaves alternate or clustered, narrowly linear, 2–8(14) mm long, densely scabrid-pubescent. Inflorescences at ends of branches, in somewhat laxly branched heads. Bracts boat-shaped, c. 2 x 1.5 mm, ciliate, almost hairless to minutely hispid. Calyx 1–1.75 mm long, (2)3-lobed, lobes subequal, linear-oblong, obtuse, shortly ciliate, almost hairless. Corolla mauve to pinkish-mauve or white, 3–3.8 mm long, sparsely short-pubescent outside.
Notes: See var. leiophylla for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: swynnertonii: named after Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton (1877-1938), well-known naturalist, who first recorded and collected many species of flora and fauna in and around the Chirinda Forest
Habitat: In (sub)montane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 177.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 148.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 166. as Walafrida swynnertonii swynnertonii

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Flora of Mozambique: Selago swynnertonii var. swynnertonii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Selago swynnertonii var. swynnertonii., retrieved 27 June 2019

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