1. Family: Linderniaceae Borsch, Kai Müll. & Eb.Fisch.
    1. Genus: Crepidorhopalon Eb.Fisch.
      1. Crepidorhopalon rupestris (Engl.) Eb.Fisch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Njombe District: Livingstone Mt, Goetze 811 (B†, holo.). Neotype: Tanzania, Rungwe District: Kyimbila, N of Lake Nyassa, Stolz 791 (K!, chosen here)
    Habit
    Erect to spreading annual, (3–)6–14(–18) cm tall, simple or branched.
    Stem
    Stems leafy below or towards base, quadrangular, minutely glandular to subglabrous; branches opposite or less frequently alternate
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, or lowermost with short, petiole-like base, broadly ovate to elliptic-oblong, 8–18(–25) mm long, 3.5–13(–18) mm wide, rounded at base or lowermost subcuneate, apex obtuse or rounded, margins shortly dentate or lower subentire, sparsely glandular-pubescent to subglabrous, palmately 5-veined, veins  ± prominent beneath
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, terminal or lateral leafless racemes
    Bracts
    Bracts similar to leaves but smaller, becoming more so above, each member of pair of different size with smaller subtending flower.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0.5–3 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, minutely glandular-pubescent; lobes narrowly linear, 3–4 mm long, acuminate, widely spreading
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, orange-yellow or white, up to 7(–10) mm long, upper lip oblong-ovate, lobes of lower lip with large, yellow clavate hairs ± 0.15 mm long at throat, rounded
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, all fertile; anterior filaments 4–7 mm long with papillose appendage ± 1 mm long present at base, clavate at base, antero-lateral ridge not evident
    Fruits
    Capsule (2.5–)3–4 mm long, 3–4 mm broad, globose or globose-obovoid, shorter than calyx, glabrous.
    Ecology
    Open grassland and Brachystegia and Julbernardia and other woodlands, on wet sandy and stony or peaty soils; 1000–1750 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Range: Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe Flora districts: U3 U4 K5 T1 T3 T4 T7 T8
    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Erect to spreading annual, (3)6–14(18) cm. tall, simple or branched; stems leafy below or towards base, quadrangular, minutely glandular to subglabrous; branches opposite or less frequently alternate.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, sessile, or lowermost with short petiole-like base, 8–18(25) x 3.5–13(18) mm., broadly ovate or elliptic-oblong, obtuse or rounded, rounded at base or lowermost subcuneate, shortly dentate or lower subentire, sparsely glandular-pubescent to subglabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, terminal or lateral leafless racemes, pedicellate, bracteate.
    Bracts
    Bracts similar to leaves but smaller, becoming more so above, each member of pair of different size with smaller subtending flower.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0.5–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, minutely glandular-pubescent; lobes 3–4 mm. long, narrowly linear, acuminate widely spreading.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, orange-yellow or white, upper lip also recorded as purple [King 300]; upper lip oblong-ovate, lobes of lower lip with large, yellow clavate hairs c. 0.15 mm. long at throat, rounded.
    Filaments
    Anterior filaments 4–7 mm. long with papillose appendage c. 1 mm. long produced at base, antero-lateral ridge not evident.
    Fruits
    Capsule (2.5)3–4 x 3–4 mm., globose or globose-obovoid, shorter than calyx, glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Crepidorhopalon rupestris (Engl.) Eb.Fisch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 25, 1998 Stolz, A. [791], Tanzania Lindernia rupestris K000379655 neotype
    Sep 25, 1998 Brown, E. [117], Uganda Lindernia rupestris K000379656 Unknown type material
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9461], Tanzania Lindernia insularis 23774.000
    Drummond, R.B. [4796], Kenya Lindernia insularis 2570.000
    Faulkner, H. [2173], Tanzania Lindernia insularis 2571.000
    Richards, H., Zambia Lindernia insularis 17732.000
    Tweedie [3486], Kenya Lindernia insularis 53331.000

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 67: 376 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kliment, J., Turis, P. & Janišová, M. (2016). Taxa of vascular plants endemic to the Carpathian Mts Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 88: 19-76.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0