1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anticharis Endl.
      1. Anticharis senegalensis (Walp.) Bhandari

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, Sahara to Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, NW. India.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Senegal, Leprieur s.n. (K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Erect annual, 7–33 cm high, drying blue-black, almost simple or more usually profusely branched, glandular-pubescent throughout.
    Roots
    Root simple
    Leaves
    Leaves linear, 1–3.5 cm long, ± 2 mm wide, sessile, base attenuate, apex acute, margins entire
    Flowers
    Flowers blue with white throat, solitary; pedicels 8–12 mm long, with a pair of subulate bracteoles 1–2 mm long, inserted well above the middle
    Calyx
    Calyx deeply divided, lobes ± 3 mm long, joined only at the base, linear
    Corolla
    Corolla tube 8–10 mm long; lobes blue with darker veins, ± 2 mm long, rounded at the apex.
    Anthers
    Anthers free or ± cohering, ciliate.
    Style
    Style as long as the corolla tube.
    Stigma
    Stigma slightly bifid
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 7–8 mm long, acutely beaked, dehiscing into 4 segments, minutely pubescent
    Seeds
    Seeds oblong, 1 mm long, longitudinally ridged, minutely striated
    Figures
    Fig 2, p 11
    Ecology
    In semi-desert, an ephemeral; 200–1200 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Range: Extending across the southern Sahara to furthest West Africa, and in the drier parts of South West Africa, Arabia and India Flora districts: K1 K2 K3 K6 K7 T2
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe

    Anticharis senegalensis (Walp.) Bhandari appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ehrenberg, C.G. [298], Arabian Peninsula K000961595
    Botta, P.E. [s.n.], Arabian Peninsula K000961597
    Hunter, F.M. [158], South Yemen K000961596
    Jan 1, 1983 Welwitsch [5815], Angola Anticharis aschersoniana K000410864 syntype
    Jan 1, 1983 Welwitsch [5814], Angola Anticharis aschersoniana K000410865 syntype

    First published in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6: 327 (1965)

    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.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • 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.
    • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 278 (2006).
    • Thulin (ed.), Fl. Somal.: 3: 267 (2006)
    • Fl. Indian Desert: 279 (1978)
    • Bull. Bot. Survey India 6: 327 (1964)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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