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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya.
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: Kenya, Kilifi District to Tana River District: between Ribe and Galla, Wakefield s.n. (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Aromatic perennial herb to 20 cm tall with several stems arising from a woody rootstock
Morphology Stem
Stems quadrangular, prostrate or ascending, woody at base, often with the epidermis peeling below, below with mostly short antrorse and some patent eglandular hairs and with sessile glands, but with scattered short patent glandular hairs on the inflorescence axis
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blades broadly ovate to orbicular, 0.5–1.5 × 0.6–1.7 cm, serrate, apex rounded, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, pubescent eglandular hairs longer at margin; petioles 2–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, with 4–6flowered verticils 0.5–2 cm apart; bracts small, 1–2 mm long, often with long white hairs especially on margin, erect above forming an inconspicuous terminal coma; pedicels 2–2.5 mm, slightly flattened, curved distally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–2.5 mm long at anthesis, pubescent with patent glandular and eglandular hairs on base and teeth margins; fruiting calyx tubular-campanulate with throat open with a dense ring of villose hairs, 5 mm long; lateral lobes of calyx anterior lip deltate or lanceolate with the posterior margin extended towards the posterior lip; median lobes of anterior lip linear, longer than lateral teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink or pale pink, 6–7 mm long; tube 5 mm long, straight, parallel-sided, dilating at throat; 4-lobed, posterior emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brown, ovoid with apex rounded, 1.5 mm long, producing a small amount of mucilage when wet.
Ecology
Brachystegia woodland; altitude not recorded, probably below 100 m
Conservation
Data Deficient; poorly known, and not collected recently, possibly threatened
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: K7

Native to:

Kenya

Endostemon wakefieldii (Baker) M.R.Ashby appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1993 Graham, R.M. [1739], Kenya K000467365
Jan 1, 1993 Wakefield [s.n.], Kenya K000347252 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1993 Graham, R.M. [1739], Kenya K000467364

First published in J. Bot. 74: 126 (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.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.B. 74: 126 (1936)
  • K.B. 49: 705 (1994).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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