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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Acanthaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers blue with white throat.
Morphology General Habit
A herb with wiry branches often close to the ground, and prickly bracts

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara

Blepharis linariifolia Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Kotschy [58], Ethiopia K000394176
Jan 1, 1997 Kotschy [256], Sudan K000394177 holotype
Jan 1, 1997 Passarge [77a], Cameroon K000394185 isotype
Jan 1, 1997 Passarge [77a], Cameroon K000394186 isotype

First published in Syn. Pl. 2: 180 (1806)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut Fl. Sén. 2: 71
  • Chev. Bot. 496
  • F.T.A. 5: 100
  • F.W. Andr. Fl. Pl. Sudan 3: 171, fig. 47.
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 260
  • Monod. Contr. Etud. Sahara Occ. 2: 113 (1939)
  • Syn. 2: 180 (1806)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.

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