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

[FWTA]

Scrophulariaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A slender herb, 1-6 in. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers purplish with yellow on the lower lip
Ecology
In damp places.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sudan, Bongo, Gir, Schweinfurth 2516 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual, prostrate to suberect to 5(–8) cm tall, much branched.
Morphology Branches
Branches up to 9 cm long, weak, quadrangular, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, very thin, unequal, lanceolate to linear lanceolate, (1.5–)3–8(–11) mm long, 0.5–3(–5.5) mm wide, slightly narrowed at base, apex obtuse or acute, margins entire or denticulate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in axils of smaller leaf of upper pairs; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.5–5 mm long, glabrous, or sparsely glandular-pubescent especially when young, somewhat prominently 5-ribbed; lobes subulate, 1–2.5 mm long, minutely ciliate, unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow or white, tinged with purple, 3–4 mm long; upper lip emarginate; lower lip with purple lines, deeply 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, fertile; anterior filaments geniculate about or below midway, thickened but not clavate at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong, 2–3 mm long, 1–1.5 mm broad, slightly to somewhat shorter than calyx, obtuse.
Ecology
Damp places in sandy soil, scrubland and marshy areas surrounding rocky outcrops; 450–1400 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Range: West Africa, Sudan Flora districts: U1 U4 T7 T8

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Crepidorhopalon debilis (Skan) Eb.Fisch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Young, R.G.N. [3091], South Africa Lindernia minima K000379621 Unknown type material
May 1, 1998 Schweinfurth, G. [2516], Sudan Lindernia debilis K000405750 Unknown type material
Rogers, F.A. [10886], Congo, DRC Lindernia debilis K000379665

First published in Feddes Repert. 106: 8 (1995)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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