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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Scrambling or decumbent perennial woody herb or subshrub to 30 cm. tall; branches lax, erect, suberect or prostrate, densely pubescent, moderately leafy throughout.
    Leaves
    Leaves 5–15 x 0.8–3 mm., linear, linear-lanceolate or oblong, obtuse, narrowed at base, entire, minutely hispid-pubescent, alternate to nearly opposite.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 3.5–10(25) cm. long, elongate-paniculate of many small pedunculate heads; heads 5–10 x 5–7 mm., circular to broadly oblong, appearing secund where flowering branches are prostrate.
    Peduncles
    Peduncles 5–15(20) mm. long, slender, densely pubescent.
    Bracts
    Bracts 2–3 mm. long, oblong to obovate-oblong, obtuse, minutely hispid, ciliate at base.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5–2 mm. long, campanulate, pubescent, 5-lobed to midway or below; lobes c. 1 mm. long, narrowly triangular to linear-oblong, acuminate to obtuse, ciliate, subequal, equal to or longer than tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, through pink to lavender or pale blue; tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes 1–1.2 x 0.7 mm., circular-oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 1.5 x 1.8 mm., broadly ovoid-globose, slightly compressed, valves asymmetric, smooth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

    Selago welwitschii Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [4788], Angola K000405549 Unknown type material
    Couto, C. [132], Angola K001008586

    First published in J. Bot. 24: 175 (1886)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © 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 2019. 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