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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to SW. Uganda.

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

Type
Type: Uganda, Ruwenzori Mts, Humphreys 505 (BM!, holo.)
Habit
Climbing shrub up to 12 m high.
Stem
Stems quadangular, grooved, scabrid with minute reflexed prickles
Leaves
Leaves opposite, ovate to narrowly or broadly triangular, 4–9 cm long, 2.5–6 cm broad, base truncate to cordate, apex acuminate, margins usually coarsely toothed near the base, glabrous above, aculeate on veins beneath; petioles 1–3 cm long, aculeate
Flowers
Flowers 1–2 in each distal axil forming a pendent inflorescence; pedicels 3–5 cm long; bracteoles 2, linear, 2–4 cm long
Calyx
Calyx tube 8 mm long; lobes broadly deltoid, 8 mm long, acute, sparsely aculeate
Corolla
Corolla pink to mauve, tube ± 3.5 cm long, cylindrical, basal part 5 mm in diameter, widening to throat to about 2.5 cm in diameter; lobes 1.5–2.5 cm long and broad
Stamens
Stamens 2 + 2; anthers 8 mm long
Gynoecium
Ovary glabrous;  style up to 6 cm long; stigma globose, 4–5 mm in diameter
Fruits
Capsule ovoid, ± 1 cm in diameter, dehiscing loculicidally with 4 valves
Figures
Fig 31, p 107
Ecology
Submontane and montane forest; 1300–2100 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi Flora districts: U2

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Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Thunbergianthus ruwenzoriensis R.D.Good appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bridson, D. [385], Rwanda 43786.000

First published in J. Bot. 66: 38 (1928)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Troupin, Fl. pl. lign. Rwanda: 648, fig. 223 (1982).
  • J.B. 66: 38 (1928)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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