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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or procumbent annual or perennial, 4–8(18) cm. tall, branched from or towards base; stems quadrangular, variously covered with short, patent to somewhat retrorse, stiff white hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or lower shortly petiolate, 5–10(14) x 1.5–2(4) mm. opposite, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, entire to sparsely crenate or crenate-dentate, glabrous to somewhat densely, short white hispid, especially beneath.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles, where present, up to 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary axillary, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 8–20 mm. long, slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–5.5 mm. long, subglabrous to minutely pubescent; lobes 0.75–1.5 mm. long, ovate to ovate-elliptic, obtuse, glabrous on margin or shortly ciliate, unequal to subequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue to blue-mauve or violet, pink or white, 8–10(14) mm. long; upper lip deeply bifid, lower lip trilobed, lobes rounded, wavy-margined, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens two, fertile, filaments 0.5–1(1.5) mm. long, anthers 1–1.5 mm. long; staminodes two, up to 1.75 mm. long, somewhat recurved, slightly clavate, geniculate above base but appearing gibbous due to tissue forming web in angle of geniculation, tissue produced laterally forming short, slender or blunt projection 0.1–0.35 mm. long, antero-lateral ridge barely evident.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–6.5(9) x 1.5–2 mm., cylindric-ellipsoid, acute.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Malawi, Zomba Plateau, Whyte s.n. (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect or procumbent annual or perennial, 4–8(–18) cm tall, branched from or towards base.
Morphology Stem
Stems quadrangular, variously covered with short, patent to somewhat retrorse, stiff white hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or lower shortly petiolate, elliptic-oblong, 5–10(–14) mm long, 1.5–2(–4) mm wide, apex obtuse or acute, margins entire to sparsely crenate or crenate-dentate, glabrous to somewhat densely, short whitehispid, especially beneath
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles, where present, up to 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 8–20 mm long, slender
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3.5–5.5 mm long, subglabrous to minutely pubescent; lobes 0.7–1.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, glabrous on margins or shortly ciliate, unequal to subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue to blue-mauve or violet, lavender, pink or white, 8–10(–14) mm long; upper lip deeply bifid; lower lip trilobed, lobes rounded, wavy margined, ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, fertile; filaments 0.5–1(–1.5) mm long; anthers 1–1.5 mm long; staminodes 2, up to 1.8 mm long, somewhat recurved, slightly clavate, geniculate above base but appearing gibbous due to tissue forming a web in angle of geniculation, tissue produced laterally forming short, slender or blunt projection 0.2–0.4 mm long; antero-lateral ridge barely evident
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule cylindric ellipsoid, 5–7(–14) mm long, 1.5–2(–2.5) mm broad, acute.
Ecology
On damp rocks and in wet pools on outcrops, seepage areas at base of rocks and generally wet, sandy soils; 400–2300 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Range: Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa Flora districts: U3 K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T8

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Eyles, F. [8896], Zimbabwe Ilysanthes pulchella 2563.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9038], Tanzania Ilysanthes pulchella 27420.000
Jan 1, 2009 Festo, L. [2821], Tanzania Lindernia pulchella K000545397
Sep 1, 1987 Fries, T.C.E. [3255b.], Zimbabwe Lindernia pulchella K000379634 isotype
Sep 1, 1987 Norlindh, T. [4969], Zimbabwe Lindernia pulchella K000379635 isotype
Sep 1, 1987 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi Lindernia pulchella K000379636 holotype
Sep 1, 1987 Hutchinson, J. [3269], Zimbabwe Lindernia pulchella K000379647 holotype
Sep 1, 1987 [Philomena] [5185], Zimbabwe Lindernia pulchella K000379646
Cecil, E. [209], Angola Lindernia pulchella K001008531
Faulkner, H.G. [A295], Angola Lindernia pulchella K001008530

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
  • Kliment, J., Turis, P. & Janišová, M. (2016). Taxa of vascular plants endemic to the Carpathian Mts Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 88: 19-76.

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