1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Sopubia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
      1. Sopubia conferta S.Moore

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Rwanda and Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Uganda, Kigezi District: Rukiga [Ruchigga], Bagshawe 529 (K! lecto., chosen by Hansen)
    Habit
    Perennial woody herb, 30–90 cm tall.
    Stem
    Stems 1–many arising from a woody rootstock, indumentum variable but never silvery-appressed hairy
    Leaves
    Leaves verticillate, simple or trifid, 15–45 mm long, segments 1–2.5 mm wide, margins outwardly rolled, midvein usually prominent, densely hairy above becoming subglabrous below
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, spicate, (1.5–)3–7(–10) cm long, (1.2–)2.1–2.5 cm broad, densely woolly; flowers alternate, congested; bracteoles oblong-lanceolate, 8–20 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes narrowly triangular, ± 4 mm, woolly
    Corolla
    Corolla blue-mauve, mauve, pink to pinkish-white, rotate to subcampanulate; limb 10–15 mm in diameter
    Anthers
    Fertile anther cells oblong, ± 2 mm long
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 4–5 mm long, ± 3 mm in diameter, glabrous.
    Ecology
    Montane grasslands and light forest, mostly on poor soils; 1500–2200 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: U2 U4 T1 T2 T4 T5 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

    Sopubia conferta S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [5346], Tanzania K000190576
    Bagshawe, A.S. [529], Uganda K000379860 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 37: 191 (1905)

    Accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 30 (3): 555 (1975).
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 455 (1906)
    • J.L.S. 37: 191 (1905)

    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
    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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