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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Kenya to N. Tanzania.
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. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Tanzania, Moshi/Pare District: R. Himo, Volkens 1739 (B†, holo. BM, K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Aromatic perennial woody herb 10–30 cm tall usually with stems arising from a woody rootstock
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, rounded-quadrangular, branched, woody at base, densely villose with hairs mostly patent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blades elliptic or ovate, 1.5–4 × 0.5–1.2 cm, serrate, apex obtuse, base cuneate, densely villose or tomentose, often appearing white or greyish; petioles 2–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, with 6-flowered verticils 5–10 mm apart, basal internode similar in length to other inflorescence internodes; bracts usually markedly smaller than the leaves, narrowly elliptic, 3–5 mm long, erect above forming an inconspicuous apical coma, horizontal or deciduous below, not exceeding the midpoint of the fruiting calyx; pedicels 3 mm long, spreading or ascending, slightly flattened, curving distally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx purplish, 3–5 mm long at anthesis, villose and with sessile glands, hairs denser on teeth and margins; fruiting calyx tubular, downward-pointing, 6–8 mm long; throat glabrous, closed by the convergent linear, obliquely truncate to rounded lateral lobes and median lanceolate lobes of the anterior lip pressing against the posterior lip; posterior lip 3–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dark mauve, 5–9 mm long; tube 4–8 mm long, straight, parallel-sided, dilating at throat, twice or less than twice the length of the calyx tube; lobes 4, with sessile glands, with the posterior lobe broader and emarginate, sometimes deeply so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brown, narrowly ovoid with rounded apex, 2 mm long, smooth, producing a small amount of mucilage when wet.
Ecology
Dry grassland, open Combretum woodland; 950–1650 m
Conservation
Least concern
Note
Recorded from K 7, Teita District: Bura [Boura] Mts, Sacleux 2527 by Ashby, loc. cit. (1936).
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: K4 T2 T3

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Endostemon camporum (Gürke) M.R.Ashby appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2012 Hemp [5570], Tanzania K000735700
Jan 1, 1992 Volkens, G. [1739], Kenya K000347253

First published in J. Bot. 74: 130 (1936)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • J.B. 74: 130 (1936)
  • K.B. 49: 709 (1994).
  • T.T.C.L.: 255 (1949)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 289 (1994)

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