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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–4 mm long, glabrous, strongly keeled or not; lobes ovate-lanceolate, 1.3–1.8 mm long, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white with pink or pale blue markings, ± 6–9 mm long; upper lip bifid; lower lip trilobed, lobes rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2; filaments ± 0.8 mm long; staminodes 2, gibbous with minute filaments ± 0.3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly ellipsoid, 5–8 mm long, 2–2.3 mm broad, acuminate.
Ecology
In shallow soil covering rocks and in seepage areas surrounding rocky outcrops; 900–1550 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Type
Type: Angola, Huilla, Welwitsch 5788 (B†, holo; K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or perennial, 2.2–5.5 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems leafy, quadrangular, minutely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, the upper sessile, ovate, 4.5–11(–16) mm long, 1–5.5(–9) mm wide, apex obtuse, margins sparsely crenate-dentate, glabrous; lower leaves petiolate, spatulate, 7–15 mm long including petiole, 2–4 mm wide, apex obtuse; petioles where present, 2–6 mm long
Distribution
Range: Ethiopia, Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa Flora districts: U2 K1 K3 T5

[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or perennial, 2.25–3.5 cm. tall; stems quadrangular, minutely pubescent, leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, glabrous, sparsely crenate-dentate, opposite, upper 4.5–11(16) x 1.75–5.5(9) mm., ovate, obtuse, lower 7–15 x 2–4 mm., petiolate, spathulate, obtuse.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles where present, up to 2–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–4 mm. long, glabrous, strongly keeled; lobes 1.25–1.75 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white with pink or pale blue markings, c. 9 mm. long, upper lip bifid, lower lip trilobed, lobes rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens two, filaments c. 0.75 mm. long, staminodes two, gibbous with minute filament c. 0.25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–8 x 2–2.5 mm., narrowly ellipsoid, acuminate.

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Angola, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2009 Bingham [12724], Zambia Lindernia nana K000191347
Welwitsch [5788], Angola Lindernia nana K000379629 Unknown type material
Welwitsch [5789], Angola Lindernia nana K001008538

First published in Willdenowia 43: 227 (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

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
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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