1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Selago L.
      1. Selago goetzei Rolfe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Poroto Mts, Usafwa [Usafa], Goetze 1043 (K!, holo.; BR, E, Z, iso.)
    Habit
    Perennial herb up to 45 cm, with stems arising from a woody root-stock.
    Stem
    Stems dark reddish brown, erect or decumbent and rooting near the base, simple or branching from the base, leafy throughout, villous
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, fascicled, ascending or spreading, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 8–28 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex acute, entire or with 3 teeth in the apical half, channelled above, villous to sparse on surfaces, margins villous, glandular-punctate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of few-flowered congested racemes forming glomerules arranged in pyramidal or flat-topped panicles; bracts adnate to pedicel and calyx tube, concave, villous on margins, glandular-punctate in the upper half; pedicels up to 1 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx mostly 3lobed, ± 3 mm long; lobes broadly triangular, ± 1.5 mm, acute, dorsal lobe much narrower and smaller to 1 mm, villous on margins, glandular
    Corolla
    Corolla tube 3–4.5 mm long, limb ± 4.5 mm across; lobes white to mauve to pale purple, oblong-elliptic, 1–2 mm, obtuse, anterior lobes longer
    Stamens
    Stamens with filaments 1–2 mm long; anthers exserted
    Gynoecium
    Ovary ovoid, ± 0.5 mm; style and stigma 3–4 mm long with small globular glands and few short hairs
    Fruits
    Cocci yellowish brown, ovoid, 1–1.5 mm, smooth
    Figures
    Fig 53: 8, p 202.
    Ecology
    Montane grassland, slopes, pastures, harvested fields; 1800–2400 m
    Conservation
    Least concern (LC); localized but not uncommon
    Distribution
    Range: Only known from the high plateau of Tanzania, in the mountains N of Lake Malawi, around Tukuyu, Mbeya and Rungwe (see also Hilliard, op. cit.) Flora districts: T7
    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Erect woody perennial (20)45–60(100) cm. tall; stems simple or occasionally branched, densely variously pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves on main stem below inflorescence branches, 6–15(18) x 0.5–1.5(4) mm., linear, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, entire or coarsely toothed towards apex, shortly hispid to subglabrous, hispid-ciliate on margin; axillary fascicles of secondary leaves present throughout, subequalling main leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of compact, small racemes c. 5 mm. in diam., corymbose at ends of branches, rarely lengthening markedly at maturity.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels very short, 0.2–0.3 mm. long, pubescent.
    Bracts
    Bracts 1.75–2.5 x 0.75–1 mm., linear-lanceolate, somewhat keeled, acute, ciliate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–3.5 mm. long, (2)3(rarely-5)-lobed; lobes c. 1.1–1.4 x 0.5–0.7 mm., narrowly triangular, acute, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla c. 6 mm. long, blue, lilac or mauve to pale purple, glabrous without; tube c. 3 mm. long, c. 0.4 mm. wide at base, 0.8–1 mm. wide at throat; lobes to 1–3 x 1.1 -1.35 mm., circular-oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1.15–1.25 x 1.5–1.75 mm., rounded, emarginate, glabrous to slightly muricate.
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on our specimens

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Selago goetzei Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze [1043], Malawi K000405559 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 403 (1901)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hilliard, Selagineae: 234 (1999).
    • E.J. 30: 402 (1901)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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