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This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Tanzania to Burundi.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Burundi, Ruyigi, Muremera, Reekmans 5965 (BR, holo.; K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Woody herb, 4–10 cm tall, erect, much branched, glabrous.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome creeping
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly to linear-lanceolate, 3.5–9.5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, sessile, apex acute, margins entire, glabrous, 3-veined from base for about 2/3 length, veins prominent, deeply channelled between
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in leaf axils throughout most of stem length; pedicel 3.5–7.5 mm long, strongly quadrangular, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–6 mm long, tube 5-ribbed glabrous; lobes lanceolate, 1–1.3 mm long, to ± 1 mm wide at base, acute, margins scarious, shortly ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla mauve or white, 7–10 mm long; tube 6–7.5 mm long; upper lip 3–3.5 mm long, 2-lobed, glabrous inside and out; lower lip 3-lobed, lobes 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, fertile, on upper lip; filaments 2 mm long; staminodes 2, ± 2 mm long, inserted on lower lip, filiform, with rounded apex, covered with glandular hairs and papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ovoid, 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong-ellipsoid, 5–6 mm long, 1–1.5 mm broad, about equalling or slightly exceeding calyx.
Ecology
In water filled pools on rocky outcrops; 1100–1600 m
Conservation
Data Deficient (DD); known from a few specimens, and in the Flora area from two collections
Note
The epithet ‘pusilla’ cannot be used here as it is nom. illegit. See note under L. serpens Philcox
Distribution
Range: Burundi Flora districts: T1

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Stuhlmann [3367], Tanzania Lindernia acicularis K000379653 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1988 Reekmans, M. [5965], Burundi Lindernia acicularis K000379664 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.

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/
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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