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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual up to 14(28) cm. tall; stems very slender, quadrangular, branched towards base, less frequently simple, glabrous above, sparsely short-hispid below.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–12(28) x 0.3–1.75(6) mm., opposite, linear-lanceolate to narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acute or obtuse, entire to sparsely sharply dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers alternate in axils of bract-like, very reduced leaves, shortly pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–5 mm. long, glabrous, strongly 5-nerved with nerves pronounced into narrow wings running full length of calyx tube; lobes 1–1.5 mm. long, subulate-lanceolate, flexuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lilac or purple and white, 7–9 mm. long, upper lip shortly bifid, lobes rounded, lower lip trilobed, lobes rounded, palate with large, orange-yellow clavate hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens four, fertile, anterior filaments c. 5 mm. long, slender, geniculate at base with short clavate spur c. 0.75–1 mm. long below geniculation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 4 x 1.5–2.25 mm. (? immature), shorter than calyx, broadly ellipsoid.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Lubumbashi [Elizabethville], Rogers 10886 (BM, holo.; K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual up to 18 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems very slender, much branched especially towards base, quadrangular, glabrous above, at times sparsely short hispid below
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves opposite, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 4.5–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins subentire or sparsely bluntly dentate, midvein not markedly pronounced beneath, subglabrous; upper leaves much reduced, oblong, 0.6–1.5 long, 0.1–0.3 mm wide, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, alternate, in axils of small bractlike leaves; pedicels 1–1.5(–2.5) mm long, glabrous or sparsely, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.5–4.5 mm long, glabrous, mid vein pronounced into a narrow wing running full length of tube; lobes lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm long, ciliolate or not but often inrolled at maturity, appearing subulate and at times spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lilac, bluish, upper lip shortly bifid, lobes rounded, lower lip 3–4-lobed, lobes rounded, palate with large orange yellow clavate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, fertile; anterior filaments 3–4 mm long, slender, curved but not geniculate, long extruded with short clavate spur ± 1 mm long at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule pale fawn, 3–3.5 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, broadly ovoid, obscurely longitudinally shallowly ridged.
Ecology
Wet sandy grassland, and amongst rocky outcrops, and in wet pools on rocks; 1600–2200 m
Conservation
Data Deficient (DD); known only from a few collections in its range of distribution
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Zambia Flora districts: T5

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Crepidorhopalon tenuis (S.Moore) Eb.Fisch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2009 Bingham [12871], Zambia Lindernia tenuis K000191339
Sep 3, 1998 Duvigneaud [2870 T1] Lindernia tenuis K000379668 holotype
Sep 3, 1998 Duvigneaud [2870 T1] Lindernia tenuis K000379667 holotype
Rogers, F.A. [10886], Congo, DRC Lindernia tenuis K000379645 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [6026], Tanzania Lindernia tenuis K000468399
Bidgood, S. [5886], Tanzania Lindernia tenuis K000468539
Bidgood, S. [5862], Tanzania Lindernia tenuis K000468563

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 59: 457 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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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