1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Limnophila R.Br.
      1. Limnophila dasyantha (Engl. & Gilg) Skan

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to N. Zambia.

    [FWTA]

    Scrophulariaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Weak-stemmed aquatic herb 2-4 ft. long, leafless in the lower part
    Flowers
    Flowers conspicuous yellow
    Ecology
    In stagnant pools.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Semi-aquatic annual.
    Stem
    Stems up to 1 m. long, glabrous and leaflets in extreme submerged part, becoming densely white villous above then glabrous on emergence.
    Leaves
    Leaves on aerial stem opposite, 10–15 x 3–5 mm., elliptic to narrowly ovate to obovate becoming divided below, sessile, entire to crenate or occasionally obscurely serrate, hirsute beneath particularly upper leaves, glabrous above, with 3–5 parallel nerves, sparsely punctate; lower submerged leaves multipartite, segments capillary.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile, clustered together into short compact terminal spike, each flower subtended by much reduced leaf-like bract, or occasionally solitary-axillary; ebracteolate; occasionally cleistogamous flowers present on submerged stems.
    Calyx
    Calyx about 3.5 mm. long, glabrous, not striate at maturity; lobes 1.5 mm. long, ovate, sub-obtuse.
    Corolla
    Corolla about 14 mm. long, yellow, shortly pilose without, denser within; adaxial lip shallowly bilobed, abaxial lip with entire lobes.
    Stamens
    Stamens with posterior filaments about 2 mm. long, anthers 4.5 mm. long, all glabrous; anthers contiguous.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3 x 2 mm., compressed broad-ellipsoid, brown.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burkina, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zaïre

    Limnophila dasyantha (Engl. & Gilg) Skan appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1967 Baum, H. [729], Angola K000379570 Unknown type material

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 4(2): 318 (1906)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Bot. 470.
    • in F.T.A. 4, 2: 318 (1906)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • 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.

    Sources

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

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    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/
    © 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 2020. 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