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  1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Veronica L.
      1. Veronica gunae Schweinf. ex Engl.

        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
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    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)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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