1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Striga Lour.
      1. Striga latericea Vatke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Kenya, Kitui, Hildebrandt 2752 (B†, holo.)
    Habit
    Perennial semi-parasitic herb, 15–65 cm high.
    Stem
    Stems usually unbranched, finely hispid, internodes 2–7 cm long
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly opposite, lanceolate to linearlanceolate, 20–80 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, margins usually with a few coarse teeth on each side, finely hispid
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences at first rather dense becoming laxer, 3–15 cm long; lower bracts leafy, upper shorter than calyx; bracteoles subulate, equalling calyx-tube
    Calyx
    Calyx 15-ribbed, densely hispid-pubescent along veins, 10–21 mm long; teeth linear-lanceolate, nearly equalling tube especially in fruit
    Corolla
    Corolla salmon-pink, hairy in throat; tube 20–30 mm long, inflated well below limb; upper lip broadly obovate, 6–8 mm long, emarginate; lower lip deeply 3-lobed; lobes obovate to obovate-oblong, central lobe 11–19 mm long, 7–12 mm broad
    Fruits
    Capsule compressedoblong, 9 mm long, acutely beaked.
    Ecology
    Seasonally wet places among grass; weed in sugar cane, maize, on Chrysopogon spp.; 100–1700 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern; (LC) common and widespread
    Distribution
    Range: Somalia Flora districts: K1 K4 K7 T2 T3
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Striga latericea Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Holst, C. [2532], Tanzania K000379777 isosyntype
    James [s.n,], Somalia Striga somaliensis K000379806 holotype

    First published in Linnaea 43: 311 (1882)

    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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 295 (2006).
    • Thulin (ed.), Fl. Somal.: 3: 288 (2006)
    • Ann. Miss. Bot. Gard. 88: 898 (2001)
    • U.K.W.F.: 261 (1994)
    • Proc. Third Symp. Parasitic Pl.: 264 (1984)
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 411 (1906)
    • Linnaea 43: 311 (1882)

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0