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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to N. Zambia.

[FZ]

Boraginaceae, E. S. Martins (Trichodesma by R. K. Brummit). Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

Habit
An erect rhizomatous perennial herb, much branched to the apex; stem and branches shortly hispid.
Leaves
Cauline leaves fewer, mid cauline c. 4.0 x 0.8 cm., lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute at apex, acute or subacute at base, sessile, progressively changing into bracts to the apex; lateral nerves inconspicuous. Basal leaves many in a dense rosette, up to 19.5 x 2.5 cm., narrowly lanceolate, rough to hispid on both surfaces, acute at apex and with base narrowed into a ± long petiole.
Inflorescences
Cymes few-flowered, arranged in an ample lax panicle.
Pedicel
Pedicels 4.0–6.0 mm. long, swollen to the receptacle, rough-hispid, elongating up to 15 mm. and recurved in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx 2 mm. long, campanulate, shortly hispid outside, divided to near base; lobes c. 1.5 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate, acute to obtuse, somewhat thick and a little bent inwards.
Corolla
Corolla glabrous, pale-blue; tube c. 2 mm. long, cylindric-infundibuliform; lobes 1.4–2.0 x 1.4–2.2 mm., broadly ovate to widely transversely elliptic, rounded at apex, erect-spreading; fornices subquadrate, papillose, notched at apex.
Stamens
Stamens inserted about the middle of the corolla tube; anthers c. 0.6 mm. long, elliptic; filaments c. 0.4 mm. long.
Pistil
Style c. 0.6 mm. long, glabrous; stigma subcapitate.
Fruits
Fruit up to 10 mm. in diam.; nutlets c. 5 x 5 mm. (without glochids), ± orbicular, covered all over with glochids.

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda, Zambia

Cynoglossum aequinoctiale T.C.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 28, 1986 Whittall, E. [140], Kenya K000239359
Oct 27, 1986 Revell, R.J. [219], Kenya K000239357
Oct 2, 1986 Thulin, M. [s.n.], Kenya K000239358
Oct 2, 1986 Pierce, R. [1474], Kenya K000239356
Jan 1, 1986 Routledge, S.W. [s.n.], Kenya K000239360
Jan 1, 1986 s.coll. [s.n.], Kenya K000239354
Irwin, P.H. [12], Kenya K000239361
Lacey, B.E. [24], Kenya K000239353
Saundy [95], Uganda K000239363

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 416 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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