1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Hedbergia Molau
      1. Hedbergia decurva (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.Fleischm. & Heubl

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Uganda and N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Ethiopia, Begemder, Simien range, Mt Selki [Silke], Schimper 1329 (K!, holo.; BM!, BR, G, GH, HAL, L, M, MO, NY, OXF, P, iso.)
    Habit
    Erect perennial herb or undershrub, up to 50 cm.
    Stem
    Stems simple or branched, hirsute or shortly villous, usually glandular
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly crowded on the distal part of the stems (the ones below falling soon), erect or patent, ovate to ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 6–35 mm long, 2–10 mm broad, rounded to ± cordate at base, apex obtuse, margins revolute, crenate with 6–12 small lobes along each side, puberulous to villous, often puberulous on the veins only below, ± glandular
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence spicate with the flowers spreading; bracts somewhat erect or ascending, similar to leaves, glandular-pubescent; pedicels 1–3 mm, glandular-hirsute
    Calyx
    Calyx green, 6–12 mm, unequally 5-lobed to 1/3 (lateral clefts) or 2/3 (median clefts) of its length; lobes ovate, obtuse, entire, glandular-pubescent
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, often shaded with purple, tubular; tube curved, 13–22 mm, glandular-pubescent inside and outside, tube expanding above into 5 lobes; lip of 3 lobes, rounded, deflexed, 5–8 mm, margin entire, dorsally glabrous, sparsely pilose on the inside; galea 4–6 mm, pilose within
    Stamens
    Stamens attached to the top of the corolla tube; filaments 4–5 mm; anther ± 3 mm, at right angles to the filament, distinctly apiculate at apex
    Gynoecium
    Ovary oblong, ± 5 mm; style ± 25 mm, curved distally, puberulous; stigma capitate or clavate
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 8–15 mm long, 5–7 mm in diameter, short to long villous
    Seeds
    Seeds ± 2 mm long, ± broadly winged.
    Ecology
    Afroalpine vegetation zone, short grassland, rocky places, stream beds; 3000–3700 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC); localised but common
    Distribution
    Range: Ethiopia Flora districts: U3 K3 K4 T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Hedbergia decurva (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.Fleischm. & Heubl appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1990 Fries, R.E. [1311], Kenya Bartsia decurva K000405528 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1977 Johnston, H.H. [125], Tanzania Bartsia decurva K000405526
    Jan 1, 1977 Volkens, G. [1178], Tanzania Bartsia decurva K000405527
    Schimper [1329], Ethiopia Bartsia decurva K000405534 holotype

    First published in Taxon 61: 1281 (2012)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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