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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.
Craterocapsa tarsodes

[FZ]

Campanulaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Perennial mat–forming herb with prostrate branching stems radiating from a thick taproot.
Morphology Stem
Stems glabrous or hairy, leafy and finally rough by persisting leaf–bases.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (5)10–25(40) x (2)3–6(12) mm., mostly rosulate at the tips of the branches, lanceolate, elliptic or oblanceolate, acute at the apex, tapering to a broad flat petiole–like base; margin incrassate, sparsely denticulate, ± undulate, thinner and usually ciliate towards the base, otherwise leaf generally glabrous, occasionally sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile in the leaf–rosettes, opening one at a time.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 10–nerved, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 3–8 mm. long, united for 1–2 mm. at the base, lanceolate, acute, with incrassate, ciliate margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 12–22 mm. long, funnel–shaped, blue to white, outside puberulous or glabrous, inside pubescent at least below; tube 6–12 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filament–bases narrowly dilated, ciliate; anthers 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3–locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style shorter than the corolla, eglandular, hairy below, at the base broadened to a shallow cone, thickened towards the apex, shortly 3–lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2–3 mm. long, subspherical, 10–nerved, crowned by the hardened calyx–lobes, dehiscing by an apical lid formed by the accrescent style–base, or sometimes by a ring around the base of the persistent style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·7–0·8 mm. long, trigonous, reticulate, red–brown.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Craterocapsa tarsodes Hilliard & B.L.Burtt appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 32: 324 (1973)

Accepted by

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

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