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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to NE. Mozambique.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Lindi District: Rondo Plateau, Busse 2576 (B†, holo.; EA!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial or shrubby herb, erect or more often with prostrate sometimes branched stems which root at the nodes and produce further erect stems; erect stems to 25 cm tall, prostrate stems to 50 cm long, when young sparsely to densely puberulous to pubescent, older stems with papery peeling bark
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic to obovate or narrowly so, largest 3–14 × 1–4.5 cm, apex subacuminate to broadly rounded, base attenuate, decurrent to the stem or with an up to 5 mm long petiole, sparsely pilose-pubescent, densest along veins with lamina sometimes glabrous. Inflorescences terminal, 1–5(–7) cm long, subsessile; axis pilose-pubescent; bracts caducous in fruit, dark green or suffused with brown or purple, glossy, pilosepubescent or sparsely so and pilose-ciliate, elliptic, 1–2 × 0.5–1.3 cm, acute to subacute and mucronate; bracteoles linear to narrowly triangular, 3–5 mm long, with similar indumentum
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 6–8(–9) mm long of which the basal tube 0.5–1 mm, puberulous and pilose-ciliate; lobes linear, cuspidate, 5–7(–8) mm long, dorsal up to 1 mm longer than the rest
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pure white, finely puberulous and with scattered stalked capitate glands; cylindric tube 1.1–1.9 cm long; throat 1–2 mm long; lobes obovate, 4–6 × 2–3.5 mm, truncate to retuse and irregularly toothed apically
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 1–2.5 mm long, glabrous; anthers ± 1 mm long, connective and back of thecae with dense subsessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 6–8 mm long; stipe ± 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ± 2.5 mm in diameter
Figures
Fig 43, p274
Ecology
Dry deciduous and semi-deciduous lowland forest and thicket with Cynometra, Scorodophloeus and Manilkara, riverine forest; 25–500 m
Distribution
Range: Mozambique Flora districts: K7 T3 T6 T8

Native to:

Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania

Lankesteria alba Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 68 (1905)

Accepted by

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 38: 68 (1905)
  • Robertson & Luke, Kenya Coastal Forests 2: 83 (1993)
  • Ruffo et al., Cat. Lushoto Herb. Tanzania: 8 (1996).
  • Symb. Bot. Ups. 29(3): 161 (1991)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0