1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Sopubia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
      1. Sopubia mannii Skan

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast, Cameroon, SW. Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect, rigid, scabrid, branched herb, 20–150 cm. tall; stems very leafy, numerous arising from a thick root-stock.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or verdcillate, undivided or multifid, closely or loosely arranged, of ten with leafy branches in axils, 15–55 x 0.3–1 mm., narrowly linear, acute, subscabrid on margins, margins reflexed or not, mid-vein indistinct.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of usually terminal racemes, up to 10 cm. long; flowers usually numerous in whorls of 3, pink, mauve-pink to mauve or purple (or yellow fide Phillips 1374).
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles 2–4 x 0.15–0.8 mm., arising immediately beneath or up to 4 mm. below calyx.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4–26 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–7 mm. long, variously hirsute within and without.
    Corolla
    Corolla limb 10–22 mm. in diam.
    Anthers
    Anthers 2–3.5 x 0.7–1 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3.5–8 x 2.5–4.5 mm.
    [FTEA]

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

    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or verticillate, undivided, closely or loosely arranged, often with leafy branches in axils, filiform or narrowly linear, 15–55 mm long, 0.3–1(–1.5) mm wide, apex acute, subscabrid on margins, margins reflexed or not, midvein indistinct or not
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of usually terminal racemes, up to 10(–25) cm long
    Flowers
    Flowers usually numerous, opposite or in whorls of 3; bracteoles 1.5–4 mm long, 0.2–0.8 mm wide, arising immediately beneath or up to 4 mm below calyx; pedicels 4–26 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–7 mm long, variously hirsute inside and outside
    Corolla
    Corolla pink, mauve-pink to mauve or purple (?yellow, see below); limb 10–22 mm in diameter
    Anthers
    Anthers 2–3.5 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 3.5–8 mm long, 2.5–4.5 mm broad.
    Type
    Type: Cameroon, Mt Cameroon, Mann 1281 (K!, lecto., see Hepper, K.B. 14(3): 409 (1960))
    Habit
    Erect, rigid, scabrid, branched herb, 20–150 cm tall.
    Stem
    Stems very leafy, numerous arising from a thick root-stock.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Sopubia mannii Skan appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1989 Linder, D.H. [3446], Cameroon K000028927
    Jan 1, 1960 Hambler, D. J. [190], Cameroon K000028935
    Keay, R.W.J. [28589], Cameroon K000028952
    Gossweiler, J. [1868], Angola K001009108
    Morton, J.K. [775], Cameroon K000028947
    Morton, J.K. [6876], Cameroon K000028948
    Maitland, T.D. [830], Cameroon K000028940
    Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.78], Cameroon K000028941
    Maitland, T.D. [957], Cameroon K000028942
    Maitland, T.D. [998], Cameroon K000028943
    Maitland, T.D. [1182], Cameroon K000028944
    Maitland, T.D. [1231], Cameroon K000028945
    Maitland, T.D. [447], Cameroon K000028946
    Thomas, D.W. [2629], Cameroon K000028928
    Thomas, D.W. [2629], Cameroon K000028929
    Dunlap [191], Cameroon K000028949
    Dunlap [214], Cameroon K000028950
    Henriques, C. [581], Angola K001009109

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 4(2): 450 (1906)

    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.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 290 (2006).
    • U.K.W.F.: 259 (1994)
    • F.Z. 8(2): 144(1990)
    • K.B. 30: 545 (1975)
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 450(1906)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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