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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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
Lectotype, chosen by Vollesen, loc, cit. (1975): Tanzania, Shinyanga District: Mwantini [Mantani] Hills, B.D. Burtt 2501 (K!, lecto.; EA, isolecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect shrub 1.2–3 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stem velutinous with white hairs, denser on younger branches, and densely covered with colourless sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate, 18–53(–70) × (10–)15–35 mm, crenate to serrate, apex acute to short acuminate, base attenuate to truncate, villous beneath, hairs white, glossy; petiole deflexed, 9–17(–25) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 3–5.5 cm long, flowers densely aggregated, downward facing; bracts yellow to rusty brown, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate with cuspidate apex, 22–25 × 7–11 mm; bracteoles 10–15(–24) mm long; pedicel in flower 6–7(–10) mm long and in fruit (4–)7–10 mm long, jointed close to calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Flowering calyx yellow to rusty brown, 12–25 mm long, 5–11 mm broad, velutinous to pilose with white hairs; fruiting calyx yellow to rusty brown, darker in colour towards distal end, membranous, 29–33 mm long, (12–)18–20 mm broad, dispersed as a unit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla (25–)34–36 mm long, protruding part pilose, never with stalked glands; tube 22–28 mm long; posterior lip reddish orange, 2–4 mm long; middle lobe of anterior lip 4–9 mm long and 3–6(–9) mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 22–25 mm and 23–28 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets obovoid, with wing absent, sometimes with a few primary rays, 9–12 mm long, glabrous.
Ecology
Commiphora scrub, normally in shade; 1200–1350 m
Conservation
Several specimen labels describe this as rare or ‘local’; possibly near threatened
Note
A very distinctive species.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T1 T2

Native to:

Tanzania

Tinnea physalis E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 17, 1973 Burtt, B., Tanzania K000193029 lectotype
Nov 17, 1973 Welch, J.R. [463], Tanzania K000467046
Nov 17, 1973 Burtt, B.D. [5637], Tanzania K000467042
Nov 17, 1973 Burtt, B., Tanzania K000193030
Jul 30, 1973 Koritschmer, H. [8034], Tanzania K000467043
Jul 30, 1973 Burtt, B.D. [5102], Tanzania K000467044
Jul 30, 1973 Tanner, R. [1596], Tanzania K000467047
Jul 30, 1973 Pole-Evans, I.B. [879], Tanzania K000467048
Jul 30, 1973 Burtt, B.D. [5092], Tanzania K000467045

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 150 (1933)

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: 51, fig. 32 (1975).
  • K.B. 1933: 150 (1933)
  • T.T.C.L.: 261 (1949)

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