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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe.

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Boraginaceae, E. S. Martins (Trichodesma by R. K. Brummit). Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

Habit
An erect biennial or perennial herb up to 0.8 m. high, unbranched or but little branched to the apex; stem subwoody below the rosette of leaves, herbaceous above, with ± scattered spreading bristles.
Leaves
Basal leaves (and inferior cauline ones) whithered and much eroded at flowering, with the persistent petiolar pan up to 6 cm. long, hispid above and below. Cauline leaves up to 16 x 4 cm., lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, long and narrowly attenuate at base into a petiolar portion up to 6 cm. long, the superior ones smaller, without petiolar portion and gradually grading into bracts of the inflorescence, shortly and sparsely hispid on both surfaces and villous to the base, membranous to papery.
Inflorescences
Cymes lax, few-flowered, slender, arranged in a lax, leafy, sometimes ± corymbiform panicle.
Pedicel
Pedicels 1.5–3.5 mm. long, elongated up to 8 mm. and somewhat recurved in fruit.
Calyx
Calyx 2.0–2.5 mm. long, scabrous to shortly bristly outside on the tube and on the back, ciliate at margins, divided to near the base; lobes ovate or triangular-ovate to oblong-obovate, subacute to rounded at apex, up to 3 mm. long in fruit.
Corolla
Corolla glabrous, white but blue at mouth; tube 1.2–1.5 mm. long, ± campanulate; lobes 1.0–2.0 x 0.8–1.5 mm., subcircular to oblong, rounded at apex, ± spreading; fornices 0.4 x 0.6 mm., ± trapeziform, papillose.
Stamens
Stamens inserted about the middle of the corolla tube; anthers c. 0.5 mm. long, elliptic; filaments c. 0.2 mm. long.
Pistil
Style c. 0.5 mm. long, up to 1.0 mm. and persisting after nutlets are shed; stigma subcapitate.
Fruits
Fruit c. 8 mm. in diam.; nutlets c. 3.5 x 2.5 mm. (without glochids), ovate, flattened, not marginate, not much densely covered with columnar glochids up to 0.7 mm. long, much smaller and very scattered on lower surface, with cicatrice c. 1.0 x 1.0 mm., deltoid, seemingly free from the style.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Cynoglossum wildii E.S.Martins appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Wild, H. [4437], Zimbabwe K000418913 holotype

First published in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 9: 76 (1987 publ. 1988)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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