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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Twining herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems almost filiform, branching, ribbed, entirely glabrous or sparsely papillose in the inflorescence region only.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate, up to 25–50 x 1·5–4 mm., linear, acute at the apex, attenuate at the base, thickened and sparsely serrulate at the margin, glabrous; midvein very prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes twining, lax, several–flowered; pedicels 1·5–5 mm. long, finely pubescent or papillose; bracts linear, up to 4 mm. long, often denticulate; bracteoles 0·4–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium cup–shaped, 10–nerved, glabrous or almost so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, ± erect, 0·5–1·2 mm. long, entire or with a pair of teeth at the base, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 3·5–4 mm. long, white, sometimes tinged with pink, split to the base into 2 lips, the upper 3–lobed but finally disintegrating, the lower divided into 2 free petals; all petals narrowly oblanceolate, glabrous outside, short pubescent inside in a zone near the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1·5–1·8 mm. long; filaments linear, free, somewhat dilated at the base, pubescent; anthers elliptic–oblong, 0·6–0·8 mm. long, short pubescent at the tip and usually also on the back of the connective.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semi–inferior; style c. 1·2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, with 10 distinct nerves connected by some weak transversal nerves, with 2 valves 1·4–2·4 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 1·4–2·4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic, flat, broadly winged, 1·4–1·8 X 1–1·2 mm.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Cyphia reducta E.Wimm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wild, H. [1662], Zimbabwe K000228750 isolectotype

First published in Kew Bull. 7: 144 (1952)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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