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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Uganda to NW. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb to 60 cm., presumably from a woody rootstock; stems hirsute with dense ± adpressed downwardly directed and some ± spreading white hairs.
Leaves
Leaves elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate; radical up to 14 cm. long, 2.5–5 cm. wide, narrowly acute at the apex, attenuate at base into a petiole ± 8 cm. long; cauline 2.5–12.5 cm. long, 0.3–2.5 cm. wide, narrowly acute at apex, the upper quite sessile and ± rounded at base, the lower attenuate at base into an apparent petiole which widens at base and is often ± amplexicaul, all with ± dense ± long white hairs, similar to stem, particularly on the venation beneath.
Flowers
Flowers in well-branched inflorescences of terminal and axillary dichasial or trifid cymes, the individual branches up to 7 cm. long, all very condensed in young state; axes densely pubescent; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Calyx
Sepals narrowly-oblong or elliptic, 2.5–3 mm. long, 0.8–1.8 mm. wide, densely pubescent, tending to be connivent when corolla has dropped, pubescent outside and long-ciliate.
Corolla
Corolla bright blue; tube ± 2.5 mm. long; lobes rounded, 2.5–3 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
Style
Style 1–2 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruits ± 8 mm. wide; nutlets 1–4, inclined upwards towards style, shallowly bowl-shaped, round to triangular in plan, 4–5 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, with a ± uniseriate row of marginal flat narrowly-triangular glochidia and a few on a median line and with small tubercles on the under surface.
Figures
Fig. 33/5–8.
Habitat
Upland grassland with Protea, etc., sometimes in rock crevices; 2400–2940 m.
Distribution
K2 U1 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Cynoglossum karamojense Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 115 (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
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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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