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This species is accepted, and its native range is Bioko, Cameroon to Congo, Ethiopia to Malawi.

[FWTA]

Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Stems slender, up to 2 ft. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white
Ecology
In montane forest.

[FZ]

Primulaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Creeping perennial herb.
Morphology General Indumentum
All vegetative parts pilose; hairs as in A. wettsteinii.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 1 m. long or more, reddish, partly prostrate and rooting at and between nodes, partly ascending to erect and very leafy.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles (0·5)1·5–3(4) cm. long, slender.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Leaf–lamina up to 4 cm. in diameter, broadly ovate or orbicular, cordate at base, crenately 5–9–lobed, the lobes coarsely toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 1–3(5)–flowered, flowers drooping; peduncles 0–3 mm. long; pedicels 5–8 mm. long, each with a subtending lanceolate bract c. 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–segments ± equalling corolla, ovate–lanceolate, the margins overlapping at the base, pilose, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 3–5 mm. long, campanulate, white, glabrous, deeply divided into rounded–triangular lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1–7 mm. long; anthers c. 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary hemispherical, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 3 mm. in diameter, globose, transparent–walled at the base, opaque, creamy–white and cartilaginous at the apex, here dehiscing into 5 recurving teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0–8–1 mm. long, numerous, ± tetrahedral, blackish, granular.

[FTEA]

Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Stems slender, prostrate, up to 80 cm. long, rooting at the nodes; inter-nodes 5–30 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous; petiole slender, pubescent, 5–40 mm. long; lamina broadly ovate or orbicular, up to 40 × 40 mm., sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, subacute, basally cordate, 5–7-crenate, the crenations coarsely dentate and the teeth short, broad, acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 1–3(5)-flowered; axes very short; peduncles very short or obsolete, arising at intervals along the stem near the leaf-bases; pedicels filiform, 5–8 mm. long; bracts linear-lanceolate, about 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments lanceolate to broadly ovate-deltoid, basally rounded, hastate or cordate, acute, ciliate, almost as long as the corolla at anthesis, accrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, 3–5 mm. long; lobes 1–2 mm. long, rounded at apex, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments about 0.5 mm. long; anthers about 1.2 mm. long, rounded or cordate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, sparsely pubescent, about 3 mm. in diameter, dehiscing by 5 thickened cartilaginous valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3-angled, minutely papillose, 0.8–1.0 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 1/12, 13.
Habitat
Lowland rain-forest, upland dry evergreen forest and upland evergreen bushland, in rocky places and by streams; 900–2670 m.
Distribution
K3 T3 T6 U2

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Ardisiandra sibthorpioides Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [4508 r], Cameroon K000198238
Feb 1, 1997 Etuge, M. [3338], Cameroon K000338622
Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9450], Cameroon K000381518
Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4615], Cameroon K000027900
Jan 1, 1972 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9614], Cameroon K000027902
Jan 1, 1968 Mann, G. [1458], Bioko K000225821 lectotype
Jan 1, 1968 Mann, G. [2022], Cameroon K000225822 syntype
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [626], Cameroon K000027893
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [726], Cameroon K000027897
Nov 1, 1958 Hepper, F.N. [2863], Cameroon K000027898
Maitland, T.D. [1323a], Cameroon K000027906
Maitland, T.D. [1323a], Cameroon K000027907
Maitland, T.D. [1021], Cameroon K000027908
Bauer, P.J. [170], Cameroon K000027896
Brenan, J.P.M. [9544], Cameroon K000027894
Brenan, J.P.M. [9544], Cameroon K000027895
Schlechter, F.R.R. [12846], Cameroon K000027899
Mann G. [2022], Cameroon K000027903 Unknown type material
Deistel, H. [656], Cameroon K000027905
Rosevear, D. R. [101/37], Cameroon K000027901

First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 205 (1863)

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.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Primulaceae: 1-20.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Pax & Knuth in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 237, Primulac.: 222 (1905)
  • F.T.A. 3: 488
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 7: 205 (1864)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Tayl. in Kew Bulletin 1958 : 147 (1958).
  • Weim. in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30 : 39 (1936).
  • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 2 : 184 (1931).
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 2 : 92 (1923).
  • Pax & Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 237 : 224, fig. 50 (1905).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 3 : 488 (1877).
  • Hook. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 7 : 205, t. 1 (1864).

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