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

[FTEA]

Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Habit
Biennial herb (fide Greenway) to 90 cm.; stems with upwardly directed adpressed hairs, dense near the inflorescences, coarsely spreading hairy beneath.
Leaves
Radical leaves oblanceolate, up to 15 cm. long, 1.8 cm. wide, tapering acute at the apex, very gradually attenuated into 7 cm. long petiole; cauline leaves lanceolate, 2.5–11 cm. long, 0.3–1.5 cm. wide; all with white ± adpressed hairs from cystolith spots.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary and on lateral leafy branches, at first condensed but later lax; peduncles up to 10 cm. long; pedicels 2 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx-lobes lanceolate, finally in fruit up to 4–5 × 1.5 mm.
Corolla
Corolla bright blue; tube 2.5–3 mm. long; limb 7.5 mm. wide, with lobes 3 × 3 mm.; throat-bosses prominent and squarish, ± 1 mm. long.
Style
Style 1.4–2.5 mm. long.
Fruits
Ripe fruits not seen but nutlets at least 3 mm. wide with glochidia around the margin and across a median line, with very few on intervening faces.
Figures
Fig. 32/2, p. 114.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 2340–3000 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T2

Native to:

Tanzania

Cynoglossum hanangense Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 113 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0