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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Zimbabwe to Limpopo.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Acanthaceae (part 2) by Iain Darbyshire, Kaj Vollesen and Ensermu Kelbessa

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 1.5(2) m tall; young branches pale yellowish brown, ± 4-angled and longitudinally ridged, finely antrorsely sericeous to (more commonly) puberulous, soon glabrescent, older branches dark purplish grey.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sparsely antrorsely sericeous or puberulous along midrib and larger veins only, or also on lamina, sessile or with ill-defined petiole to 2 mm long; lamina ovate to elliptic, largest 3–5.5(7.5) × 1.5–2.5(3.7) cm; apex subacuminate to obtuse, base attenuate, decurrent to stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in a 1-flowered cymule enclosed by pairs of bracts and bracteoles, sometimes 2 cymules per axil; peduncle absent; bracts uniformly green, ovate or narrowly triangular, (2.5)3–5 mm long, subacute, finely antrorsely sericeous or densely so; bracteoles triangular, 3–4.5 mm long, indumentum similar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–5 mm long, divided to c.1 mm from base, indumentum similar; lobes narrowly triangular, acute, with faint white edges and conspicuous rib-like midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube yellow, limb bright orange-red or bright red, 3.8–4.8 cm long, sparsely glandular puberulous and with dense long pilose hairs; tube (1)1.2–1.6 cm long, 2.5–4 mm wide; upper lip 2.8–3.3 cm long, lower lip 2.5–3.2 cm long, lobes 2–3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 2.5–3.2 cm long; thecae 3–3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (from Baden) 2.5–3 cm long, 'sparsely strigose'.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c.6 × 5 mm, reticulate-tuberculate.
Distribution
Also in South Africa.
Ecology
In mopane woodland and bushland, and rocky outcrops with Commiphora–Grewia thicket; 250–700 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Localised in Flora area, but probably not threatened.

Native to:

Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Anisotes rogersii S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rogers, F.A. [19349], South Africa K000378841 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 57: 91 (1919)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in J. Bot. 57: 91 (1919).

Flora Zambesiaca
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