1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Striga Lour.
      1. Striga fulgens (Engl.) Hepper

        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

    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or the upper subopposite, sessile, narrowly linear to linear-lanceolate, 5–21 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, acute, entire, hispid
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lax, few-flowered; flowers nearly sessile, alternate, opposite or subopposite; bracts broadly lanceolate, ± 2 mm long, ciliate; bracteoles linear, 1–2 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx cylindrical, 7–9 mm long, strongly 10-ribbed, with white bands present between the ribs, glabrous except the triangular teeth 1–2 mm long
    Corolla
    Corolla bright scarlet or orange-red, tube ± 10 mm long, curved above, throat densely hairy; lobes obovate, upper pair ± 4 mm long, lower 3 ± 8 mm long, 4–5 mm wide
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong, 6 mm long.
    Ecology
    Montane grassland; 1600–1800 m
    Conservation
    Known only from a few collections; here assessed as Data Deficient (DD) SYN. Buchnera fulgens Engl. in E.J. 28: 478 (1900); Skan in F.T.A. 4(2): 392 (1906)
    Note
    A. Raynal in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 3 (1993) pointed out that this species is apparently a member of the Verbenaceae, possibly belonging in the genus Chascanum on the basis of its free lobes of the upper corolla lip, glabrous calyx, white bands between the ribs and short calyx lobes.
    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Iringa District, Tengulinyi, Uhehe, Goetze 697 (B†, holo.; K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Erect perennial 25–50 cm high.
    Stem
    Stems simple or usually diffusely branched above, hispid with short ascending hairs
    Distribution
    Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T7
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Striga fulgens (Engl.) Hepper appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Goetze, W. [697], Tanzania K000379778 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 38: 598 (1984)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 38: 598 (1984).

    Sources

    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 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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