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

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Iringa District: Udzungwa [Utschungwe], Mt near Kisinga [Kissinga], Goetze 581 (B†, holo.). Neotype: Tanzania, Iringa District: Mufindi, Ngwazi marsh, Goyder et al. 3911 (K!, chosen here)
Morphology General Habit
Creeping and ascending herb 15–50 cm high, branched from the base.
Morphology Stem
Stems quadrangular, glabrous above, ± tomentose below
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate, purplish beneath, 8–14 mm long, 5–11 mm broad, subcordate at base, rounded at apex, margins obscurely toothed, pellucid-punctate, 3–5-veined Lower internodes ± 1 cm long, upper ± 10 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 1–2 mm, narrow-triangular, acute, hispid-ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax racemes, clustered towards apex, shortly pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx often purple, 5–6 mm long, prominently 5-winged producing an orbicular outline; teeth triangular, acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rich purple, 9–12 mm long, minutely pubescent outside, upper lip ovate, subentire, half as long as 3-lobed lower lip, throat densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, 5 mm long 2–2.5 mm wide, slightly shorter than the calyx, acute at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, longitudinally grooved and minutely tuberculate.
Ecology
Boggy places beside streams; 140–2200 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC); common
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi Flora districts: K7 T4 T7 T8

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Straggling, creeping or ascending perennial herb, branched from base; stems 10–65 cm. long, quadrangular, glabrous throughout, lower internodes short, lengthening above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–17(28) x 3–15(20) mm., opposite, sessile, 3–5-nerved, ovate to ovate-oblong, obtuse, subcordate at base, subentire, crenate or shallowly obscurely toothed, glabrous, pellucid-punctate beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers few in lax, spike-like raceme, in axil of one of opposite pair of bracts, pedicillate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 1–2.5 x c. 0.5 mm., narrowly triangular, acute, shortly hispid-ciliate, slightly pubescent at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5(7.5) mm. long, tube glabrous, markedly winged along major nerves, intermediate nerves more or less prominent; lobes (0.8)1.25–1.5 mm. long, broadly triangular, shortly ciliate-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue, violet or purple, 10.5–13(16.5) mm. long, shortly glandular-pilose without, upper lip broadly ovate, subentire, lower lip clearly trilobed, lobes 5–6 x c. 4 mm., obovate; throat and palate densely covered with brown hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Anterior filaments c. 6 mm. long, appendages at base 1–1.5 mm. long, clavate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5 x 2–2.5 mm., ovoid with persistent style.

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Crepidorhopalon goetzei (Engl.) Eb.Fisch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Watermeyer, A.M. [89], Tanzania Craterostigma goetzei 2548.000
Polhill, R. [1411], Tanzania Craterostigma goetzei 26710.000
Jun 3, 2005 Goyder, D.J. [3911], Tanzania Torenia goetzei K000405140 neotype
Busse, W. [801], Tanzania Torenia goetzei K000405141 Unknown type material

First published in Feddes Repert. 100: 444 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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