1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cienfuegosia Cav.
      1. Cienfuegosia digitata Cav.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mauritania to Chad and Limpopo.

    [FZ]

    Malvaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Shrublet or perennial herb with woody rootstock, up to c. 1 m. tall but sometimes as short as 9 cm.; stems minutely stellate-pubescent or nearly glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 5 × 5 cm., suborbicular in outline, 3–5-palmatisect, glabrous or nearly so; lobes narrowly elliptic to obovate or subcuneate, sometimes 3–5-fid; petiole 8–25 mm. long; stipules 2·5 mm. long, filiform or very narrowly linear.
    Flowers
    Flowers 3·5–4 cm. in diam., yellow with purple centre, solitary, axillary; peduncle 2–6 cm. long.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of up to 12 bracts; bracts 2–3 mm. long, filiform to very narrowly linear, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 10–15 mm. long; lobes elongate-triangular, nigro-punctate, somewhat foliaceous at the tips, joined for 3–5 mm. at the base.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 8 mm. long; free parts of filaments 1–1·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 9 mm. in diam., subglobose, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds with silky floss.
    [FWTA]

    Malvaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A low shrubby plant a foot or more high, with angular branches
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow with red-purple centre, 1–2 in. in diam.

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Sudan

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Cienfuegosia digitata Cav. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1963 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [4336], Burkina Faso K000385848
    Irvine, F.R. [4693], Burkina Faso K000385849
    Olufsen, O. [s.n.], Mali K000385851
    Davey, J.T. [224], Mali K000385850
    Davey, J.T. [51], Mali K000385852
    Davey, J.T. [233], Mali K000385853
    Davey, J.T. [370], Mali K000385854

    First published in Diss. 3: 174 (1787)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • J. B. Hutch. in New Phytol. 46: 128.
    • Chev. Bot. 69
    • Diss. 3: 174, t. 72, 2 (1787)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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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/
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    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/
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