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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to NW. Tanzania.

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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, Bunyoro District: Budongo, Bagshawe 927 (BM!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, erect to sprawling, somewhat woody at base, rooting at lower nodes, 0.5–2 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stem rounded to subquadrangular, appressed-pubescent with retrorse hairs, gradually glabrescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade ovate to ovate-elliptic, 5–11(–18 in Ethiopia) × 3–7(–9) cm, coarsely serrate, generally with 10–20 teeth on either side but up to 30 in Ethiopia, acuminate, basally cuneate, with scattered hairs above, subglabrous beneath except along margins and veins, with 6–8 pairs of lateral veins; petiole 2–5(–6) cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal on stem and progressively on short flowering branches from the axils below, shortly pedunculate, with several sterile bracts, congested, 3–10 cm long, with 20–50 bracts, each subtending 6–8 flowers; bracts green, sometimes pale, lanceolate-elliptic to broadly ovate or broadly elliptic, 4–7 mm long, ± acuminate, ciliate, subglabrous to puberulous on back, lower ones hairier, persistent; bracteoles inconspicuous; pedicels 1–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx usually white or pinkish, 6–8 mm long, subglabrous to puberulous, conspicuously ciliate on the lobes; lobes triangular to triangular-ovate and slightly acuminate, 1–2(–3 in fruit) mm long, ± gland-tipped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pink and usually flushed purplish on anterior lip, 8–9.5 mm long, pubescent on exserted part, occasionally puberulous in throat; posterior lip 0.8–1 mm long, emarginate; anterior lip 2–2.5 mm long, the middle lobe with incurved margins, the lateral lobes ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with posterior filaments 1–1.5 mm long, anterior ones 1.5–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 10–11 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dull brown, oblong-ellipsoid, including appendages ± 2 × 0.8 mm.
Ecology
Undergrowth of rain-forest, swamp forest and riverine forest; 1050–1700 m
Conservation
Least concern; widely distributed
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 U4 K3 K5 T1 Range: Eastern Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Achyrospermum parviflorum S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 45: 97 (1907)

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.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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

  • Fl. Eth. 5: 532 (2006).
  • J.B. 45: 97 (1907)
  • K.B. 1936: 58 (1936)
  • K.T.S.: 240 (1961)
  • K.T.S.L.: 625 (1994)
  • N.B.G.B. 8: 80 (1921)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 287 (1994)

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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