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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Ukugara Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Herb; rootstock and lower leaves unknown; young stems hispid with adpressed upwardly directed hairs, older ones slender, distinctly woody, glabrous, with a dark brown epidermis.
Leaves
Stem-leaves narrowly elliptic, 2–9 cm. long, 0.5–2.2 cm. wide, acute, cuneate or narrowly attenuate at the base, scabrid above with short adpressed white hairs from cystolith spots and similar hairs but no spots beneath; apparent petiole 0–1 cm. long.
Inflorescences
Cymes few-flowered, terminal and on upper axillary shoots, 4–15 cm. long, usually one flower well below the rest close to upper node; pedicels at first ± 5 mm. long, lengthening to 3.2 cm., longest in the lowermost flower.
Calyx
Sepals ± oblong-lanceolate at first, ± 3 mm. long, becoming lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, 0.9–1.7 mm. wide, ± narrowly rounded or acute, hispid outside, the hairs at base longer and from cystolith spots.
Corolla
Corolla blue; tube 2 mm. long; lobes ± round, 2.5 mm. long and wide; bosses ± 1 mm. wide; anthers 0.7 mm. long; style 1 mm. long lengthening to 2 mm. in fruit.
Fruits
Fruits ± 9 mm. wide, the nutlets rounded-ovate, contracted to the base, ± 4 mm. long and wide, densely glochidiate on base and sides but much sparser on the faces although not confined to a median line; scar of attachment ± obtriangular, 1.5 mm. long, continuing at base into a portion of the split style.
Figures
Fig. 32/3.
Habitat
Secondary forest with Albizia, Myrianthus, Maesa, Dombeya, etc.; 1500–1650 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Cynoglossum ukaguruense Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 20, 1988 Mabberley, D.J. [1341], Tanzania K000418918 holotype

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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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