1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Manulea L.
      1. Manulea crassifolia Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or biennial herb up to 65 cm. tall, erect, simple or branched usually from or towards base, minutely, somewhat densely white papillose; branches terete, rarely subtetragonous.
    Leaves
    Leaves: cauline where present alternate, 12–50 x 1.5–9 mm., lanceolate-elliptic to narrowly oblong, obtuse, narrowed into petiole-like base, serrate-dentate to subentire, finely papillose; basal 40–90 mm. long, 8–12(20) mm. wide, similar to cauline.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence usually subcapitate, at first becoming thyrsoid to paniculate.
    Bracts
    Bracts 1.5–2.5(3.8) mm. long, 0.3–0.5 mm. wide, linear to linear-lanceolate, obtuse.
    Pedicel
    Pedicel 0–0.8(2) mm. long, stout.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–4 mm. long, deeply 5-lobed mostly almost to base; lobes 2.1–3.8 x 0.4–0.5 mm., glandular-pubescent to subglabrous, linear to linear-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow or buff to orange; tube 5.5–7(9.5) mm. long, slender, gibbous above, glandular-pubescent; lobes 1.8–2.5 x 1–1.5 mm., spreading, margins not recurving on drying, subequal, oblong.
    Stamens
    Anterior stamens inserted in mouth of corolla, anthers small, sterile 0.23–3 mm. long, partly extruded, anthers of posterior fertile pair 1–1.25 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3–3.6 x 1.5–2.5 mm., oblong in outline, laterally somewhat compressed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, Lesotho, Mozambique

    Manulea crassifolia Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1983 Drege [7919b], South Africa K000405055 lectotype
    Oct 1, 1983 Drege [7919d], South Africa K000405054 syntype
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000405058
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000405056
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000405057

    First published in Compan. Bot. Mag. 1: 382 (1836)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
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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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