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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa, Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Acanthaceae (part 2), Kaj Vollesen. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Ethiopia, Scholoda, Schimper I.43 (K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with weakly developed rootstock, basal part of stems procumbent or trailing (rarely erect), rooting or not, up to 75 cm long, apical flowering part erect, up to 25 cm long, sparsely to densely puberulous to pubescent, often densest (or only) in a broad band
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to elliptic or broadly so, largest 2–6 × 0.8–2.5 cm, apex subacute to rounded, beneath puberulous to pubescent or sparsely so (sometimes only along midrib and veins) with many-celled glossy hairs, above with midrib sericeous-puberulous and lamina with scattered to dense long many-celled glossy hairs, towards tip of stem often with stalked capitate glands, margin distinctly crisped-ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in condensed axillary cymes with up to 7 flowers or some solitary, sometimes 2 cymes per axil, sometimes condensed towards tip of stems; peduncle and branches up to 1 mm long, glabrous; outer bracts up to 1 cm long, usually with capitate glands; inner bracts and bracteoles linear, up to 7 mm long, often with glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 6–10(–13 in fruit) mm long, glabrous or hairy on veins and lobes, often with stalked capitate glands; teeth distinctly ciliate, 4–7 mm long, longer than tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla slightly 2-lipped, white to mauve or blue with (? always) darker spots in throat, tube usually paler, puberulent and usually with scattered capitate glands, 7–11 mm long of which the linear tube 3–4 mm, the throat 2–4 mm and the limb 2–3 mm; lobes subequal, oblong, erect or recurved in lower lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Free part of filaments 2–3 mm long, with scattered hairs throughout; anthers ± 1 mm long, spurs less than 1/4 mm long, sometimes almost absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 7–9(–11) mm long, shorter than calyx (rarely same length)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 2–3 mm long
Figures
Fig 28: 12, p185
Ecology
Montane grassland and bushland, swamps, forest clearings, lakeshores, riverbanks, also secondary grassland, roadsides, old cultivations, lawns; (900–)1050–2500 m
Note
D. multicaulis mostly occurs at higher altitudes than D. nagchana and D. radicans, but has been spread secondarily into many disturbed man-made habitats and occasionally intermediate specimens are encountered. Hancock 2402 from Budadiri, Uganda is an example of an intermediate between D. multicaulis and D. radicans. See also note after D. nagchana.
Distribution
Flora districts: T1 T2 T3 T4 K3 K4 K5 K 6 T1 T2 T3T7 Range: Ethiopia, Sudan, Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi

Native to:

Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

Dyschoriste multicaulis (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 10, 1896 Schimper [43], Ethiopia K000393919
Nov 10, 1896 Schimper [43], Ethiopia K000393920
Ash [1581], Ethiopia Dyschoriste clinopodioides 35668.000
Napper, D.M. [1815], Kenya Dyschoriste clinopodioides 6049.261
Fries, R.E. [53], Kenya Dyschoriste clinopodioides K000393839 isotype

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 486 (1891)

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.
  • 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.
  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.P.A.: 934 (1964)
  • F.E.E. 5: 376 (2006).
  • F.T.A. 5: 74 (1899)
  • Lebrun & Stork, Enum. Pl. Afr. Trop. 4: 479 (1997)
  • P.O.A. C: 367 (1895)
  • Rev. Gen. 2: 486 (1891)

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