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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Morongo District).

[FTEA]

Acanthaceae (part 2), Kaj Vollesen. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Tanzania, Morogoro, Kombola, Schlieben 4068 (LISC!, holo.; BR!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stems erect or basal part rooting, to 1 m tall, puberulous on uppermost node and with scattered thin pilose hairs and capitate glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often purplish tinged; petiole up to 4 cm long; lamina ovate-cordiform or broadly so, largest 17–34 × 9–19 cm, apex drawn out into an acuminate apex with rounded tip, base truncate to cuneate, margin subentire to dentate, beneath with long and short thin hairs and scattered broad hairs along veins, above subglabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicle open, 5–15 cm long, puberulous and with thin glossy pilose hairs up to 3 mm long and with dense stalked capitate glands; primary bracts green or purple, ovate-elliptic, from leaf-size down to 5 × 4 mm near apex, indumentum as leaves but denser and with capitate glands; secondary bracts elliptic, 3–9 × 1–3 mm; pedicels 1–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx purplish, puberulous and with long broad pilose hairs and with dense capitate glands; ventral and lateral lobes linear, tapering or slightly spathulate, 7–12 mm long, dorsal linear-oblong, distinctly spathulate, more than twice as broad as the rest, 8–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with upper lip yellow-green flushed with purple and lower lip white or pale blue to mauve with white base, 28–40 mm long, crisped-puberulous and with long capitate glands; tube 9–13 mm long; lower lip 18–23 mm long, without long stiff hairs, lobes ovate, 3–7 mm long; anthers 3–4 mm long, glabrous; staminodes ± 2 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2.2–3 cm long, the valves ± 1.5 mm wide, with scattered minute glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ± 1 mm long
Ecology
Dry evergreen or semi-evergreen lowland forest extending to lower montane evergreen forest; 200–750(–1300) m
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Brillantaisia stenopteris Sidwell appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. (London), Bot. 28: 889 (1998)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London 28: 89, fig. 11 (1998).

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