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This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to S. Tropical Africa.
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. Tinnea, F. Willis. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Luisi
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with several stems 0.4–1.7(–2) m tall
Morphology Stem
Stems not branched to sparingly branched, sparsely to densely sericeous to villous with white to violet hairs and with orange sessile glands, indumentum becoming more dense and glandular on inflorescence axis
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to ovate, 2–6(–7.5) × 0.8–2.2(–2.5) cm, entire, apex caudate to acute, rarely obtuse with a point, base attenuate to rounded, rarely subcordate-truncate, scabrous above and sericeous or pilose beneath with white hairs, usually with red to orange sessile glands; petiole 1–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 5–25(–37) cm long, distinct, with 2-flowered verticils 3–15(–40) mm apart; upper bracts 8–15(–25) × 5–12(–16) mm, distinct in size from the leaves, imbricate, roundish, apex with a twisted mucro 2–15(–22) mm long; bracteoles 2–19(–22) mm long; pedicel in flower 2–6 mm long and in fruit 4–8 mm long, jointed close to the calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Flowering calyx greenish brown to purple, 8–14 mm long, 4–10 mm broad, densely to sparsely sericeous with white to violet hairs; fruiting calyx brown to purple, coriaceous, 15–20(–22) mm long, 11–15(–17) mm broad, splitting into two parts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 16–27 mm long, anterior lip dark blue to violet; tube white to cream; protruding part pilose with stalked and sessile glands; tube 8–13 mm long; posterior lip 3–6 mm long; middle lobe of anterior lip 8–16 mm long and 5–15 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 6–8 mm long, pubescent, rarely glabrous; wing 8–10 mm diameter.
Ecology
Grassland, wooded grassland and Brachystegia woodland; 700–1600 m
Conservation
Least concern
Note
Differing from T. antiscorbutica Welw. (from Angola and Congo-Kinshasa) and T. barteri Gürke (from Central and West Africa) in the mucronate bracts and leaves with orange gland dots.
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique Flora districts: T1 T4 T6 T7

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Tinnea apiculata Robyns & Lebrun appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 R-Smith [5662], Zambia K000509144
Nov 24, 1973 Kassner [2675], Congo K000193018 isotype
Bidgood, S. [5265], Tanzania K000190493

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 8: 190 (1930)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.J.B.B. 8: 190 (1930)
  • Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 36, fig. 20 (1975).
  • T.T.C.L.: 261 (1949)

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