1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Sopubia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa and China South-Central..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or undershrubs, usually erect, branched.  Leaves opposite or verticillate, or upper alternate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, racemose or spicate
    Flowers
    Flowers bracteate; bi-bracteolate; pedicellate or not
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed; lobes valvate
    Corolla
    Corolla tube usually short, at times exserted, enlarged at throat; limb 5-lobed
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, slightly included; anthers bithecal, all coherent or coherent in pairs; one cell of each anther perfect, the other cell much smaller, quite empty or nearly so
    Style
    Style elongated, thickened or flattened at apex
    Fruits
    Capsule often compressed above, loculicidal
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, oblong to obovoid or at times narrowly cylindric.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or undershrubs, usually erect, branched, glabrous, scabrid, woolly or tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or verticillate, or upper alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate, entire, or pinnatifid with linear or filiform segments.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, racemose or spicate; flowers bracteate, pedicellate or not, bi-bracteolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed; lobes valvate, linear-triangular to broadly deltate.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube usually short, at times exserted, enlarged at throat; limb spreading, lobes 5 broad subequal entire.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didymanous, slightly included; anthers bithecal, all coherent or coherent in pairs; one cell of each anther perfect, ovoid or ellipsoid, of ten subapiculate, the other cell much smaller, linear or clavate, stipitate, quite empty or nearly so.
    Style
    Style elongated, thickened or flattened at apex.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, ellipsoid or subglobose, of ten compressed above, retuse, emarginate or rounded at apex, loculicidal.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, oblong to obovoid or at times narrowly cylindric.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Sopubia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 88 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 444.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Prodr. Fl. Nep.: 88 (1825).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Prodr. Fl. Nep.: 88 (1825)

    Sources

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

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

    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