1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Striga Lour.
      1. Striga gracillima Melch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & S. Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Rungwe District: Kyimbila, Stolz 1304 (?B, holo.; BM!, K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Annual herb.
    Stem
    Stems erect, 25–50 cm high, simple or sparsely branched, slender, scabrid to pubescent, hairs pointing upwards
    Leaves
    Leaves more or less thoughout the length of the stem, spreading, linear to linear-lanceolate, 14–50 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, entire, scabrid
    Flowers
    Flowers alternate in terminal raceme; bracts similar to the leaves, 10–25 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; bracteoles as bracts, as long as the calyx; pedicels 1–2 mm
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-ribbed, 5–7 mm long, 5-lobed, lobes unequal, linear to subulate, 1–2 mm, the adaxial < 1 mm long, shorter than the tube, pubescent on the ribs
    Corolla
    Corolla purple to pinkish mauve, tube 6–8 mm, and expanding distally, hairy outside, never glandular; lobes obovate, 1–3 mm spreading; upper-lip obovate, 4–5 mm, emarginate
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong, 4–5 mm, usually included in the calyx.
    Ecology
    In woodland and grassland, on slopes and on grey sandy soil; 1000–1800 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC); not common but not at threat
    Distribution
    Range: Zambia, Malawi Flora districts: T4 T7 T8
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Striga gracillima Melch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 12, 1991 Stolz, A. [1304], Tanzania K000449602 isotype

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 681 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Ann. Miss. Bot. Gard. 88: 84 (2001).
    • N.B.G.B. 11: 681 (1932)

    Sources

    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/
    © 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/
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