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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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: Mozambique, Gorongosa, Carvalho s.n. (B†, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Undershrub, generally 2–4 m tall, sparingly branched
Morphology Branches
Branches bearing leaves at tip and inflorescences at older nodes below, densely pubescent to pilose with appressed to shortly spreading hairs, gradually glabrescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blades ovate-elliptic to elliptic, 10–25 × 4–12 cm, serrate, acuminate at apex, cuneate and attenuate at base, pubescent on both surfaces, more densely so beneath and along veins of both surfaces, ± glabrescent, with 9–12 lateral veins on either side; petiole 3–10 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 2.5–9 cm long, sessile, ± congested, with ± 10–30 bracts each subtending 3–6 flowers; bracts elliptic to subcircular or oblate, 5–8 mm long, ciliate, subglabrous to pilose outside; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long, spreadingpubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 6–8 mm long, subglabrous to pilose; lobes 1.2–2 mm long, subequal but mouth sometimes slightly oblique
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink to purplish red, 1.8–2 cm long, hairy particularly on posterior side towards apex and on underside near and on the lip, usually also with some small sessile glands; posterior lip 2 mm long, emarginate; anterior lip 2–3 mm long, the middle lobe like a deep hanging jaw, the laterals bluntly ovate-triangular and a little shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with anterior filaments 4.5–7 mm long, posterior ones 5.5–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 2–2.2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets including appendages 2.5 × 1 mm.

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Achyrospermum carvalhoi Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2012 Luke [10488], Kenya K000735484
Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [11210B], Tanzania K000248372
Oct 1, 2006 Laizer [5102], Tanzania K000247518
Jan 1, 2004 Holst, C. [4219], Tanzania K000193087 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2004 Mgaza, C.D. [303], Tanzania K000509171
Jan 1, 2004 Holst, C. [3294], Tanzania K000414636 Unknown type material
Dowsett-Lemaire, F. [2526], Mozambique K000614136

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 343 (1895)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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

  • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr.: 400, t. 530 (1987)
  • F.T.A. 5: 464 (1900)
  • K.B. 1936: 55, fig. 3 (1936)
  • K.T.S.: 240 (1961)
  • K.T.S.L.: 625 (1994)
  • N.B.G.B. 8: 78 (1921)
  • P.O.A. C: 343 (1895)
  • T.S.K., ed. 2: 169 (1936)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 287 (1994).
  • U.K.W.F.: 624 (1974)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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