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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Iringa, just N of township, Milne-Redhead & Taylor 11072 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual, 12–20 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems branched, quadrangular, subglabrous above, patent hirsute below
Morphology Leaves
Lower and median leaves ovate-lanceolate to broadly ovateelliptic, 10–25(–30) mm long, 5–15(–18) mm wide, margins coarsely dentate to subentire, sparsely hirsute on both surfaces to subglabrous, (3–)5-veined from base, veins prominent beneath; upper leaves lanceolate, bract-like, ± 1.5 mm long, shortly ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in axils of leaves, erect, somewhat appressed to stem especially when fruiting; pedicels 0.5–1(–2) mm long, glabrous, rarely spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 3 mm long, extending to 4.5 mm long at fruiting, lobed to about midway; lobes lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, acuminate, glabrous, hispid-ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale mauve or blue, ± 12 mm long, tube 4–7 mm long; upper lip ± 2.5 mm long, shallowly emarginate; lower lip 4–5 mm long, 3-lobed, lobes rounded, 1.5–1.8 mm wide, throat densely orange papillose or stipitate-glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, fertile; anterior filaments orange, 4–4.5 mm long, curved, not geniculate, clavate at base, with spur ± 0.8 mm long, swollen at apex ± 0.5 mm in diameter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 7–8 mm long, 2 mm broad, narrowly lanceolate, ellipsoid, style somewhat persistent.
Ecology
Secondary grassland and wet forests; 0–1650 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC) but may qualify as Near Threatened (NT) due to continued degradation of habitat (if no new material is collected)
Distribution
Flora districts: Known only from the above collections; not known elsewhere Flora districts: K7 T4 T7

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Crepidorhopalon hepperi Eb.Fisch. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 60: 410 (1990)

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 of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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