Species Cycnium tubulosum
Etymology of Cycnium:
Gk. kyknos = swan; probably referring to the slender, elongated corolla tube like a swan’s neck.
Etymology of tubulosum:
From the Latin ‘tubulosa’ / ‘tubulosus’ meaning ‘tubular / equipped with a narrow pipe’
Cycnium tubulosum (L. f.) Engl.
Etymology applies to:
Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 361 (1895)
Hemi-parasitic perennial with erect branches. Leaves narrowly oblong, minutely notched. Flowers in racemes, on long pedicels, pink to mauve turning black on fading. Oct.--Dec. Grassy slopes and flats, SE (George to S tropical Africa).
Name of observer:
Date observed unknown