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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Woody-based perennial herb or shrublet, up to c. 0.6 m tall; young stems pubescent with ± spreading to appressed hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly elliptic to ovate, 10–40 x 5–30 mm, subacute to rounded or truncate and often with a small tip at the apex, attenuate into a petiole at the base, with subentire to shallowly crenate margins, shortly pubescent on both surfaces; petiole articulated near the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in few- to several-flowered axillary cymes; bracts linear to oblanceolate, up to c. 7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Calyx 12–17 mm long, pubescent, sometimes also glandular; lobes 3.5–7 mm long. Corolla yellowish, white, blue or violet, 16–35 mm long, pubescent outside; tube 12–28 mm long, cylindrical for most of its length and widened near throat only; lobes subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 11–14 mm long, shorter than calyx.
Distribution
N1 southern tropical Africa.
Ecology
Altitude range 50–1450 m.
Vernacular
Gagaleh (Somali)
Note
The flowers always seem to be yellowish or white in Somali material, and the indumentum consists of eglandular hairs only.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Dyschoriste hildebrandtii (S.Moore) Lindau ex O.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 Gardner, T. [98], Zimbabwe K000393912 syntype
Jan 1, 1992 Cecil, E. [114], Zimbabwe K000393913 holotype
Jan 1, 1992 Holst, C. [2304a], Tanzania K000393915 syntype
Jan 1, 1992 Volkens [1627], Tanzania K000393916 isotype
Jan 1, 1992 [Vapier, R.E.] [413], Kenya K000393917 holotype
Jan 1, 1992 Peters [s.n.], Mozambique K000393914 syntype
Jan 1, 1992 Hildebrandt, J.M. [2718], Kenya K000393918 isotype
Bidgood, S. [6403], Tanzania K000468022

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 74 (1899)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.
  • Vollesen, K. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(5): 1-184. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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