1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Sopubia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
      1. Sopubia karaguensis Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Swaziland.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Uganda, Ankole District:  Karagwe hilltop, Grant 411 (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Erect, robust perennial or undershrub to 1 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems up to 6 mm in diameter at base, branched or occasionally simple, branches woody, ascending, pubescent to long-pilose or glabrescent
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to subverticillate, often bearing smaller leaves in their axils, undivided to trifid or 5-fid, 15–40 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, margins somewhat thickened, pilose to shortly pubescent, slightly scabrid
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 5–20 cm long, loosely spicate or racemose with clearly defined internodes, simple to much branched; flowers many; bracteoles narrowly linear, 6.5–11 mm long, acute, villous; pedicels 0–6.5 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–15 mm long, 4–11 mm wide, densely lanate-tomentose outside and inside; lobes narrowly triangular, 3–13.5 mm long
    Corolla
    Corolla pink, mauve to purple; limb 15–22 mm in diameter
    Anthers
    Fertile anther thecae cylindric, 3.5–4.5 mm long
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose to broadly ovoid, 5–5.5 mm long, 3.8–5 mm in diameter, glabrous.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect, robust perennial or undershrub to 1 m. tall; stem to 6 mm. in diam. at base, branched or occasionally simple, pubescent to long-pilose or glabrescent, branches woody, ascending.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to subverticillate, 15–40 mm. long, undivided to trifid or pentafid of ten bearing smaller leaves in their axils, simple leaves or segments 1–1.5 mm. wide, margins somewhat thickened, pilose to shortly pubescent, slightly scabrid.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 5–20 cm. long, loosely spicate or racemose with clearly defined internodes, simple to much branched; flowers many, pink, mauve to purple, sessile or pedicellate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0–6.5 mm. long.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles 6.5–11 mm. long, narrowly linear, acute, villous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–15 x 4–11 mm., densely lanate-tomentose within and without; lobes 3–13.5 mm. long, narrowly triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla limb 15–22 mm. in diam.
    Anthers
    Fertile anther thecae 3.5–4.25 mm. long, cylindric.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5–5.5 x 3.8–5 mm., glabrous, subglobose to broadly ovoid.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Sopubia karaguensis Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Speke [411], Uganda K000379862 holotype
    Galpin, E.E. [1337], Swaziland Sopubia fastigiata K000379836

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 29: 123 (1875)

    Accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 289 (2006).
    • U.K.W.F.: 258 (1994)
    • F.Z. 8 (2): 147 (1990)
    • K.B. 30: 552 (1975)
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 448 (1906)
    • J.L.S. 37: 191 (1905)
    • De Wild & Durand, Etudes Fl. Katanga: 126 (1903)
    • Trans. Lin. Soc. 29: 123, t. 87, fig. B (1875)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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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