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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

[FZ]

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

Habit
A biennial herb up to 0.6 m. high; stems erect, unbranched, hispid (retrorsely to the lower part), solitary or few arising from the remains of the rosette of old basal leaves.
Leaves
Lamina 5.0–7.5( 15?)x 0.8–1.3(2.5?) cm. in inferior cauline leaves, progressively smaller to the apex, not seen in basal leaves, oblong to oblanceolate, shortly hispid above and below, the bristles with bulbous base and surrounded by cystolith areas, apex acute to obtuse, base narrowed into a petiole in basal and inferior cauline leaves, obtuse in the cauline sessile ones, the margins entire; midnerve slightly depressed above, prominent below and with the bristles retrorse on basal pan, the secondary nerves little perceptible or even undiscernible.
Inflorescences
Cymes arranged in a terminal thyrse.
Flowers
Flowers with pedicels c. 1.5 mm. long, retroflexed and elongated in fruit up to 15(25) mm.
Calyx
Calyx lobed to near base, lobes 1.2–2.0 x 0.6–0.8 mm., ovate-lanceolate, acute, hispid outside, glabrous inside, apparently 1-nerved.
Corolla
Corolla tube 1.4–1.7 mm. long, widely cylindric, glabrous; limb cleft to near base; lobes 0.6–0.8 x 0.4–0.6 mm., rounded at apex, almost veinless; fornices subquadrate.
Stamens
Stamens inserted at c. 0.8 mm. from the base of corolla tube; anthers c. 0.8 mm, long, ovate; filaments 0.2–0.3 mm. long.
Stigma
Stigma globulose, terminal on the short style.
Fruits
Nutlets c. 3.5 x 3 mm., ovoid, free from the style, not marginate, densely and uniformly covered with short and strong glochids.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Cynoglossum hispidum Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000418903
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000418905
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000418904
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000418906
Baur, R. [257], South Africa K000418907

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 34 (1794)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • König, J. & al. (2015). A revision of the genus Cynoglossum L. (Boraginaceae Juss.) in Nepal and notes on the widespread Asian species Phytotaxa 224: 1-28. [Cited as Cynoglossum lanceolatum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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