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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to Angola.

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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
Lectotype, chosen by Robyns & Lebrun, loc. cit., (1930), Angola, Manonge, Baum 857 (K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or suffrutex, 0.3–1.5 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stem villous to pubescent, sometimes sericeous, hairs glossy, golden yellow to brown, rarely white, and with colourless to yellow sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves whorled, usually in threes or alternate, often yellowish, narrowly ovate to elliptic, rarely broadly lanceolate, 7–48 × 3–20 mm, apex acute to obtuse, often with a pointed tip, base attenuate to truncate, margin entire, sparsely villous or sericeous to glabrous beneath with white hairs; petiole 1–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 10–30 cm long, 3 flowers in axils of lower bracts, verticels 5–30 mm apart; bracts ovate to roundish, (2–)4–9 mm long, (1–)3–5(–7) mm broad, sometimes with a short mucro 1–2 mm long, upper bracts denser than lower, green with violet margins, rarely yellowish; bracteoles 2–8 mm long; pedicel in flower (1–)2–5(–6) mm long and in fruit 3–7 mm long, unjointed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Flowering calyx green to yellow with violet tinges darkest at base, sometimes purple all over, (7–)8–11(–13) mm long, (4–)6–9(–10) mm broad, densely villlous to pubescent with golden rarely yellowish white hairs; fruiting calyx same colour as flowering stage, coriaceous, (13–)15–18 mm long, (9–)11–13(–14) mm broad, splitting into two parts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla (13–)16–23 mm long, anterior lip blue to reddish mauve, protruding part veluntinous to pubescent, with scattered stalked and sessile yellow glands; tube cream, (6–)7–13 mm long; posterior lip 2–5 mm long; middle lobe of anterior lip (3–)6–10(–12) mm long and 3–14 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 5–9 mm long, pubescent to sparsely pubescent; wing (7–)9–13 mm diameter, with primary and secondary rays.

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Tinnea coerulea Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5659], Tanzania K000468765

First published in O. Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 352 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Sér. IV, Bot. [Études Fl. Katanga] 2: 133 (1913)
  • Ann. Soc. Sci. Brux. 37: 67 (1913)
  • B.J.B.B. 8: 195 (1930)
  • Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 39, fig. 22 (1975).
  • Contrib. Fl. Katanga, Suppl.: 167 (1921)
  • De Wildeman, Contrib. Fl. Katanga, Suppl. 3: 122 (1930)
  • J. B. 71, Suppl. 1: 169 (1933)
  • Warburg, Kunene-Samb.-Exped. Baum: 352 (1903)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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