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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Achyrospermum, R.M. Polhill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Uganda, Mengo District: near Kampala, Luzira, Liebenberg 772 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or shrubby perennial herb, 1.5–2 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stem rounded to subquadrangular, appressed-pubescent with retrorse hairs, gradually glabrescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade elliptic to broadly elliptic, 7–18 × 3–10 cm, coarsely serrate with 20–30 teeth on either side, acuminate, basally cuneate and attenuate, with scattered hairs above, otherwise subglabrous apart from small hairs along veins especially beneath, with 6–8 pairs of ascending lateral veins; petiole 1.5–6 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and soon developing on very short shoots, with no more than sterile bracts and a few small leaves, in numerous axils below, shortly pedunculate, strobilate, the conspicuous bracts largely enveloping the flowers; bracts sometimes white, ± 40–80, each subtending 6–8 flowers, broadly elliptic to obovate above, mostly oblate below, 6–9 mm long, shortly acuminate, pubescent and conspicuously ciliate; bracteoles small, linear-oblanceolate, 1–3 mm long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5.5–6 mm long, pubescent to pilose; lobes ovate-triangular, 1–2 mm long, slightly acuminate, ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, ± 6 mm long, scarcely exserted from calyx, pubescent distally; posterior lip 1 mm long, emarginate; anterior lip 2.5–3 mm long, the middle lobe spade-shaped, the margins scarcely incurved, ± 1.2 mm long, lateral lobes 0.5–0.6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with posterior filaments ± 1.8 mm long, anterior ones ± 2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dull brown, oblong-ellipsoid, including appendages ± 2.5 × 0.9 mm.
Ecology
Rain-forest, swamp forest and riverine forest; 1050–1200 m
Conservation
Fairly widely distributed, probably not threatened.
Distribution
Range: Sudan (Imatong Mts) Flora districts: U2 U4

Native to:

Sudan, Uganda

Achyrospermum axillare E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2004 Loveridge, M.V. [154], Uganda K000467029
Jan 1, 1981 Friis, I. [709], Sudan K000467034
Liebenberg, L. [772], Uganda K000193083 Unknown type material
Lye, K.A. [Lye 23480], Uganda K000467028
Dümmer, R. [2671], Uganda K000467033
Brown, E. [207], Uganda K000467031
Chandler, P. [1692], Uganda K000431000
Lind, E.M. [3164a], Uganda K000430999
Chandler, G. [1692], Uganda K000467030
Brown, E. [352], Uganda K000467032

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1936: 56 (1936)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K.B. 1936: 56, fig. 4 (1936).

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