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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Botswana to Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect or decumbent perennial herbs to 45 cm. tall; stems erect or subprostrate, branching mainly from base, minutely hispid or retrorse crisped-pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–15(20) mm. long and up to 1 mm. wide, linear or narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute, glabrous; axillary fascicles of leaves present throughout, half to two thirds the length of main leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Spikes up to 30 mm. long, c. 5 mm. in diam.; flowers sessile to subsessile. Inflorescence corymbose of globose or elongate spikes arranged terminally at ends of stem and branches.
    Bracts
    Bracts 2.5–4 x c. 1.25 mm. at base, lanceolate, somewhat boat-shaped, keeled, glabrous, ciliate on scarious margin at base, markedly longer than flowers.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 0.8–1.25 mm. long, (2)3-lobed; lateral lobes c. 1 mm. long, narrowly elliptic-oblong, minutely ciliate, dorsal lobe smaller, filamentous to absent.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, 1.75–2.25 mm. long; lobes elliptic-oblong, about half as long as tube.
    Fruits
    Capsule 0.8–1.15 x 1.1 mm., somewhat compressed globular, smooth, glabrous, not distinctly muricate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia

    Selago nachtigalii Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Owen [s.n.], South Africa K000425101
    Marloth [1030], South Africa K000425100
    Rehmann [3603], South Africa K000425102
    Nachtigal [s.n.], South Africa K000425103 Unknown type material

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 31: 205 (1890)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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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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