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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sudan, Niamniam, Gumango R., Schweinfurth 3931 (K!, holo.; B, iso. )
Morphology General Habit
Woody-based perennial, 10–20 cm tall, erect, somewhat tufted, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, 1.5–10.5 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, slightly terete, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers throughout upper 1/3 of most major branches, with one flower at each node subtended by bract or small leaf; pedicels 5–7.5 mm long, very slender, widely spreading to reflexed at maturity
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx (2–)2.5–4 mm long, glabrous, usually with somewhat prominent ribs; lobes lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm long, acute or subacute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue, up to 8 mm long, glabrous with tube 3–4 mm long: upper lip bilobed, 3–4 mm long; lower lip trilobed, 5 mm long, each lobe ± 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, fertile; filaments 2 mm long; anthers 1.5 mm long; staminodes 2, 1 mm long, geniculate; geniculations papillose and yellow glandular, fused with lower lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary 1 mm; style 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± 7 mm long.
Ecology
Depressions on boulders and rocky outcrops with seasonal standing water; 1100–1200 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Range: Sudan Flora districts: U2 U3

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Sudan, Uganda

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Schweinfurth, G. [3931] Lindernia niamniamensis K000379650 Unknown type material

First published in Willdenowia 43: 222 (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

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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