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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Ethiopia, Mt Guna, Steudner 811 (B†, holo.)
Habit
Prostrate herb, up to 40 cm, with numerous stems rooting from nodes.
Stem
Stems unbranched for 10–15 cm, nearly glabrous to pubescent in two lines; nodes 3–6 mm apart
Leaves
Leaves ovate-orbicular, ± 5 mm long, 4 mm wide, rounded or cuneate at base, apex obtuse, margins minutely crenate, rather thick, usually ciliate or pubescent on the midrib beneath and on the short petiole
Inflorescences
Inflorescence of terminal racemes, lax (flowers appearing solitary in leaf axils); pedicels ± 2 mm long
Calyx
Calyx lobes 4, spatulate-lanceolate, ± 3 mm long, obtuse, ciliate
Corolla
Corolla blue, rotate, 9 mm long
Fruits
Capsule obcordate, ± 3 mm long, ± 2 mm wide.
Ecology
Rocky places and paths in alpine zone of high mountains; 2700–4300 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Note
This species is not clearly distinct from V. glandulosa and may simply represent an alpine variant of the latter.
Distribution
Range: Ethiopia Flora districts: U3 K3 K4

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Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

Veronica gunae Schweinf. ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 380 (1892)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 281 (2006).
  • U.K.W.F.: 258 (1994)
  • A.V.P.: 170 (1957)
  • F.T.A. 4(2): 361 (1906)
  • Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1891(2): 380 (1892)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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