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Aspalathus rugosa

Aspalathus rugosa

Shrub to 1.5 m. Leaves trifoliolate; stalkless. Leaflets linear to lance-shaped with sharper end towards base; flat, distinctly veined and finely hairy. Flowers (November to January) in short terminal racemes; bright yellow and pale/silky on the back. Back of standard and keel silky. Calyx bell-shaped with triangular lobes.

Distribution in the Hex

Sandstone flats of Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.