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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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: Tanzania, Mpwapwa, Greenway 2450 (K!, holo. EA, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Scandent shrub 0.3–0.8 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stem sparsely hairy with short appressed white hairs and with scattered white sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to cordate, (6–)7.5–11 × (3.4–)4.5–6.5 cm, crenate to serrate almost to the base, apex acute to acuminate, base cordate to slightly attenuate, sparsely pilose to subglabrous beneath; petiole 10–32 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Infloresence 15–25 cm long, with verticils 5–30 mm apart, up to 7 flowers in the axils of lower bracts; bracts 4 mm long, 0.5–1 mm broad; upper bracts purple, subulate; bracteoles 2–7 mm long; pedicels in flower 5–17 mm long, and in fruit 15–32 mm long, jointed 3–8 mm from calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Flowering calyx green with purple veins and margins, 10–14 mm long, 4–10 mm broad, subglabrous, hairs appressed, white; fruiting calyx yellowish brown, membranous, 19–21 mm long, 15–18 mm broad, splitting into two parts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla flame-orange, 34–39 mm long, red, protruding part pubescent with stalked red and colourless glands; tube 30–35 mm long; posterior lip 2 mm long; middle lobe of anterior lip 4–6 mm long and 4–6 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 9–10 mm long, glabrous to sparsely pubescent; wing 10 mm diameter.
Ecology
Riverine forest; ± 1150 m
Conservation
Possibly near threatened on account of the limited distribution and restricted habitat
Note
An uncommon species distinguished by the length of the corolla.
Distribution
Flora districts: T5 T7 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Tinnea mirabilis (Bullock) Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 17, 1973 Greenway, P. [2450], Tanzania K000193028 holotype
Nov 17, 1973 Greenway, P. [2450], Tanzania K000193056 Unknown type material
Nov 17, 1973 Hornby [648], Tanzania K000498556
Luke, P.A [9330], Tanzania K000498555

First published in Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 49 (1975)

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 49, fig. 30 (1975).

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