Selago swynnertonii (S. Moore) Hilliard
var. swynnertonii

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Synonyms: Walafrida swynnertonii S. Moore var. swynnertonii
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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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Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 166. as Walafrida swynnertonii 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 26 March 2019

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