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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to N. Malawi.
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 Robyns & Lebrun, loc. cit. (1930): Tanzania, Morogoro District: Uluguru Mts, Nghweme [Nglewenu], Stuhlmann 8843(B†, lecto., BR (drawing of the lectotype); BM!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Scandent shrub, woody climber or liane, 1–5 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stem pilose to densely velutinous, hairs usually retrorse, yellowish with white glossy and orange sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly lanceolate-ovate, (5–)5.5–7.7(–9.7) × 2.8–4.4(–5.2) cm, entire to slightly crenate, apex acute to acuminate, base attenuate to subcordate, villous to subglabrous with yellowish-white hairs; petiole 16–30 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence (5–)10–20 cm long, verticils 5–40 mm apart, with 3 flowers in axils of lower bracts; upper bracts dark purple (rarely green) and often deciduous; bracteoles dark purple, 2.5–7 mm long; pedicel in flower 5–9 mm long and in fruit (5–)7–13 mm long, unjointed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Flowering calyx dark purple, 12–20(–25) mm long, 6–11 mm broad, velutinous with white to violet hairs; fruiting calyx brownish purple to dark brown, membranous, 26–40 mm long, (16–)19–25(–29) mm broad, dispersed as a unit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla brownish orange, 27–34(–40) mm long, protruding part pilose, never with stalked glands; tube 22–29 mm long; posterior lip 1–4 mm long; middle lobe of anterior lip 5–7(–12) mm long and 5–7(–9) mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 9–12 mm long, glabrous; wing with primary rays only
Figures
Fig 4, p 26
Ecology
Montane forest, generally at edges, and associated bushland; 1500–2300 m
Conservation
Least concern; fairly widely distributed
Note
This is the only species that occurs in evergreen forest. The inflorescence is not as dense as T. physalis and the leaves, bracts and calyx are darker in colour, the inflorescence is longer, and more erect, and the bracteoles are shorter.
Distribution
Flora districts: T3 T5 T6 T7 Range: Malawi

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania

Tinnea vesiculosa Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Mwangoka [4649], Tanzania K000248576
Jan 1, 1986 Rogers, W.A. [4334], Tanzania K000509136
Nov 17, 1973 Whyte, A. [289], Malawi K000193044 Unknown type material
Drummond, R.B. [2058], Tanzania 4789.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 129 (1895)

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.J.B.B. 8: 207 (1930)
  • Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 54, fig. 33 (1975).
  • E.J. 22: 129 (1895)
  • E.J. 28: 467 (1900)
  • F.T.A. 5: 497 (1900)
  • T.T.C.L.: 261 (1949)

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