1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Selago L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial shrubs and herbs, rarely annual herbs.
    Stem
    Stems erect, decumbent or prostrate
    Leaves
    Leaves usually alternate, sometimes opposite near base, often in fascicles
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a congested or elongate spike or raceme, simple, corymbose or paniculate
    Bracts
    Bracts adnate to the pedicel and/or calyx tube
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous, (2–)3–5lobed, (3- or 5-lobed in Flora area); lobes ± equal or very unequal with the dorsal lobes small and the anterior lobe deeply cleft, the calyx appearing 2- or 3-lobed, persistent
    Corolla
    Corolla tubular, tube campanulate or cylindric, glabrous; limb 2-lipped, 5lobed, glabrous inside
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous; posterior pair decurrent down the tube, anterior pair inserted in throat; anthers monothecal
    Gynoecium
    Ovary bilocular; style filiform; stigma clavate
    Fruits
    Capsule loculicidal, separating into 2 cocci, included in calyx
    Seeds
    Seeds elongate, 1 in each locule.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small or dwarf, much-branched, heath-like shrubs or undershrubs, or annual herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually small, narrow, alternate or opposite to nearly so below, or fasciculate, oblong, elliptic or spathulate, entire or occasionally toothed.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or subsessile, or shortly pedicellate, spicate, paniculate or corymbose, bracteate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed.
    Corolla
    Corolla tubular, 5-lobed; tube short and broad or long and narrow, more or less dilated at throat; limb with subequal lobes or bilabiate, posterior lobes shorter than anterior, central anterior lobe longer than the others.
    Androecium
    Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted at base of throat, exserted; filaments filiform; anthers monothecal; staminode if present, small.
    Pistil
    Ovary bilocular; style slender, obtuse, thickened to tridentate at apex.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or subglobose, of ten separating into 2 cocci at maturity, included in calyx.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small, much-branched shrubs, undershrubs, woody perennials, or annual herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves small to minute, narrow, alternate or axillary fasciculate, entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile to shortly pedicellate, bracteate, in short terminal globose or elongate spikes, or racemes arranged in corymbs or panicles at ends of branches.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3-lobed with dorsal lobe smaller, sometimes minute or absent making calyx appear bilobed.
    Corolla
    Corolla tubular, 5-lobed; tube short or elongate, narrowed at base, wider at throat; lobes unequal to subequal, with the central anterior lobe considerably longer than the others.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in throat, more or less exserted; filaments filiform; anthers monothecal.
    Pistil
    Ovary bilocular; style slender, obtuse, subclavate to bidentate at apex.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, globose or cylindric, of ten separating into two distinct cocci at maturity, included in calyx.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Selago L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl.2: 1128 (1876).
    • Syst. Nat., ed. 1 (1735).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hilliard, The Tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae): 48 (1999)
    • Mém. Fam. Sélag.: 28 (1823)
    • Mém. Phys. Hist. Nat. 2(2): 71 (1823)
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 629 (1753)

    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