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

[FTEA]

Lobeliaceae, Mats Thulin (University of Uppsala). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb, 6–20 cm. tall, from a tuber; stem sometimes branched, ribbed below, sulcate in the inflorescence region, sparsely and finely pubescent above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate, 15–50(–80) mm. long, 6–25 mm. wide, narrowly to broadly ovate, acute at the apex, serrate-crenate, glabrous; venation prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme dense, leafy; pedicels 4–15 mm. long, finely pubescent; bracteoles 2–4 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10-nerved, finely pubescent or subglabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 3–6.5 mm. long, with 1–3 pairs of teeth at the margin, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 11–17 mm. long, mauve, scarcely saccate at the base, split to the base into 2 lips, the upper 3-lobed but finally ± disintegrating, the lower divided into 2 free petals; all petals linear, glabrous outside, pubescent inside towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5.5–6.5 mm. long; filaments dilated and connate at the base, ± pubescent; anthers elliptic-oblong, 2–2.4 mm. long, lanate with curled hairs ± 1 mm. long on the back of the connective, and at the tip with a tuft of short hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semisuperior; style 4–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds unknown.
Habitat
Upland grassland, rocky places; 2400–2910 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 1958 Richards, H.M. [7561], Tanzania K000228831

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 276c: 972 (1968)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 972, fig. 55 (1968).
  • Thulin in Bot. Notis. 131: 467 (1978).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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