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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb, 12–25 cm. tall, from a tuber; stem not branched, ribbed below, ± sulcate in the inflorescence region, sparsely pubescent above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded towards base of stem, sessile or subsessile, 18–70 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, linear, acute at the apex, serrulate, glabrous; midvein prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme dense, up to ± 3 cm. long, long-pedunculate; pedicels 2–4 mm. long, finely pubescent; bracts up to 14 mm. long; bracteoles 1–2.5 mm. long, filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10-nerved, finely pubescent or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 2.5–4.5 mm. long, with 1–3 pairs of teeth at the margin, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 12–15 mm. long, purplish pink, saccate at the base above, split to the base into 2 lips, the upper 3-lobed, the lower divided into 2 free petals; all petals linear, glabrous or almost so outside, pubescent inside towards the base and at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–7 mm. long; filaments dilated and connate at the base, pubescent; anthers elliptic-oblong, 2–2.4 mm. long, lanate with curled hairs 1–1.5 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 ± 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds unknown.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 2300–2600 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Cyphia ubenensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 419 (1901)

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: 973, fig. 58/B (1968).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 419 (1901).
  • Thulin in Bot. Notis. 131: 465 (1978).

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/
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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