1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Selago L.
      1. Selago swynnertonii (S.Moore) Eyles

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs, 18–40 cm. tall; stem slender, erect or scrambling, branches and leaves scabrid-pubescent or rarely subglabrous to glabrous; branches ascending, slender, many-leaved.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–8(14) x 0.3–0.7(0.9) mm., alternate or fasciculate, narrowly linear, obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence somewhat laxly branched, corymbose, spikes 3.5–7 x c. 3.5 mm., occasionally lengthening in fruit, at ends of branches, few-flowered, ovate, short.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0–0.2 mm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts c. 2 x 1.5 mm., boat-shaped, ciliate, subglabrous to minutely hispid.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1–1.75 mm. long, (2)3-lobed, lobes subequal, linear-oblong, obtuse, shortly ciliate, subglabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla mauve to pinkish-mauve or white, or red (fide Boughey 458), 3–3.8 mm. long, sparsely short-pubescent without; tube 2–2.5 x c. 0.3 mm. at base, widening to c. 0.8 mm. at throat; lobes 0.8–1.3 x 0.5–0.7 mm., ovate-oblong, obtuse.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 1.25 x 1.25 mm., of 2 cocci, attached but separating at maturity, glabrous.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Selago swynnertonii (S.Moore) Eyles appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 5: 473 (1916)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

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

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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