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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb, 15–23 cm. tall; stem unbranched, ribbed, papillose at the base, short pubescent in the inflorescence region, otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile to shortly petiolate, crowded towards the base of the stem, 20–45 x 7–18 mm., usually with 1–2 smaller leaves further up on the stem, lanceolate to elliptic, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous; margin serrate–crenate, slightly revolute; veins prominent beneath, papillose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme dense, up to 3 cm. long, long–pedunculate; pedicels up to 2 mm. long, short pubescent; bracts up to 10 mm. long, dentate; bracteoles up to 5 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10–nerved, short pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, erect, 3·2–5·6 mm. long, glabrous, with 1–2 pairs of teeth at the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 8 mm. long, pale pink, tubular with 5 subequal lobes c. 4 mm. long, at least the 2 lower petals with slits along their sutures at the base, tube short pubescent on the outside and on the inside towards the base, lobes papillose on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 3·2 mm. long; filaments linear, free, slightly dilated at the base, sparsely pubescent; anthers narrowly elliptic–oblong, c. 1·5 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back and with a short tuft of hairs at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 1·8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not known.

Native to:

Malawi

Cyphia nyikensis Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Grosvenor, R. [1193], Malawi K000285699

First published in Bot. Not. 131: 461 (1978)

Accepted by

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

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