Gunillaea rhodesica (Adamson) Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Namibia.

[FZ]

Campanulaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Annual usually erect herb, up to 60 cm. tall, often much–branched from the base.
Morphology Stem
Stems ± hirsute, at least below.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 12–50 x 2–6 mm., narrowly elliptic to linear or narrowly oblanceolate, attenuate, ± acute, ± hirsute; margin incrassate, ± undulate–crenate with small projecting teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually well demarcated, lax.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate; pedicel elongating in fruit up to 25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium narrowly obconical, c. 10–nerved, glabrous or glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes (4)5, 3–6(9) mm. long, narrowly triangular to narrowly oblanceolate, sometimes revolute, glabrous or ciliate, usually sparsely denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5–12 mm. long, blue or white, puberulous inside towards the base; lobes (4)5, united up to c. halfway.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (4)5, 4–5 mm. long; filament–bases dilated, almost cross–shaped, ciliate; anthers 2–2·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style hairy below; style–lobes c. 0·8 mm. long, with 2 tiny glands at the base; pollen–collecting hairs present on style– lobes and immediately below them.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules up to 2 cm. long, cylindrical or narrowly obconical, often slightly curved upwards, prominently c. 10–nerved and with the persistent style–base forming a hard cone on the top.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·5–0·7 mm. long, narrowly elliptic to elliptic; testa sulcate, usually with hair–like projections.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Gunillaea rhodesica (Adamson) Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1974 Allen, C. E. F. [118] K000229183 Yes

First published in Bot. Not. 127: 168 (1974)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

  • 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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