1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Sopubia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
      1. Sopubia lanata Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect, robust perennial or undershrub to 1 m. or more tall, densely grey to silvery, appressed lanate almost throughout; stems many from a woody base, up to 6.5 mm. thick below, simple or branched usually above, densely leafy.
    Leaves
    Leaves subverticillate, 15–40 x 1–2.5(5) mm., linear to linear-lanceolate, spreading, strict or laterally arcuate, with tufts of smaller leaves in axils, entire, margins slightly revolute, midrib prominent beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence many-flowered, 4–12(16) x 1.5–2.5 cm., spicate or racemose with flowers closely and tightly arranged so as to obscure the inflorescence, axis and base of flowers, or more loosely arranged showing main axis and base of at least lower flowers.
    Flowers
    Flowers pink to lilac or mauve-pink with darker pink or mauve throat, pedicellate or not.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0–10 mm. long.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles 4–10 mm. long, linear or linear-lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–10 mm. long; lobes 3–5.5 mm. long, linear-triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla limb 10–16 mm. in diam.
    Anthers
    Fertile anther thecae 2–3 mm. long, cylindric or ellipsoid.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4–5 x c. 4 mm., shortly cylindric to subglobose, rounded at apex, sparsely pilose.
    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Angola, Pungo Andongo, Luxillo stream near Quibinda, Welwitsch 5863 (B†, holo.; K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Erect, robust perennial or undershrub up to 1 m or more tall.
    Stem
    Stems many from a woody base, up to 6.5 mm thick below, simple or branched usually above, densely leafy, densely grey to silvery, appressed lanate almost throughout
    Leaves
    Leaves subverticillate, spreading, strict or laterally arcuate, with tufts of smaller leaves in axils, linear to linear-lanceolate, 15–40 mm long, 1–2.5(–5) mm wide, margins entire, slightly revolute, midvein prominent beneath
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence many-flowered, 4–12(–16) cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, spicate or racemose; flowers closely and tightly arranged so as to obscure the inflorescence axis and base of flowers, or more loosely arranged showing main axis and at least base of lowest flowers; bracteoles linear or linear-lanceolate, 4–10 mm long; pedicels 0–10 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–10 mm long; lobes linear-triangular, 3–5.5 mm long
    Corolla
    Corolla pink to lilac or mauve-pink with darker pink or mauve throat; limb 10–16 mm in diameter
    Anthers
    Fertile anther thecae cylindric or ellipsoid, 2–3 mm long
    Fruits
    Capsule shortly cylindric to subglobose, 4–5 mm long, about 4 mm in diameter, rounded at apex, sparsely pilose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Sopubia lanata Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 21, 1974 Welwitsch [5863], Angola K000379850 lectotype
    Welwitsch [5856], Angola K000379851 Unknown type material
    Nutt, W.H. [s.n.], Zambia K000379845 syntype
    Carson, A. [77], Zambia K000379844 syntype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 67 (1893)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F.Z. 8(2): 147, t. 48 (1990).
    • K.B. 30: 553 (1975)
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 454 (1906)
    • E.J. 18: 67 (1894)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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