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.
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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
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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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.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 79. As Walafrida swynnertonii var. swynnertonii Under Selaginaceae

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

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Selago swynnertonii var. swynnertonii., retrieved 19 October 2019

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