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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa to Mozambique, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Tanzania, 27 km NNW of Dar es Salaam, 1 km S of Log Cabins, Wingfield 2083 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual, 15–20 cm tall, glabrous, loosely branched.
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading, up to 12 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, narrowly oblanceolate or subelliptic, 15–25(–40) mm long, 3–6 mm wide, margins remotely crenate-dentate, pinnately veined, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually throughout length of branch with mostly, but not always, only one flower per node, subtending bract narrowly linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, up to 0.5 mm wide, opposite bract leaf-like but smaller, often with rudimentary flower bud present; pedicels 3–5 mm long, extending by maturity to 7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply divided almost to base, 3.5–4.5 mm long; lobes 3–4 mm long, sparsely pubescent on main vein only or not
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue to violet, 4.5–5 mm long; tube 2.5–3 mm long, sparsely glandular-pubescent outside; upper lip 2 mm long; lower lip 2 mm long, tripartite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2; filaments 10–12 mm long, fused with lower lip of corolla; anthers ± 0.8 mm long; staminodes 2, minute, clavate, 0.2–0.3 mm long, without geniculations at base, glandular-pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary 1.5 mm long; style 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± 9 mm long.
Ecology
Damp grasslands, coastal swamps and rice fields; sea level
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Range: Mozambique, Madagascar Flora districts: T6 Z

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

Bonnaya zanzibarica (Eb.Fisch. & Hepper) Eb.Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1989 Wingfield, R. [2083], Tanzania Lindernia zanzibarica K000379643 Unknown type material

First published in Willdenowia 43: 221 (2013)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
  • Liang, Y.S. & Wang, J.C. (2014). A systematic study of Bonnaya section Bonnaya (Linderniaceae) Australian Systematic Botany 27: 180-198.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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