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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Cameroon.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Habit of the last (Lankesteria elegans) but flowers pure white with yellow throat, corolla-tube usually considerably shorter, and bracts smaller, pubescent and often turning bronze-tinged when old.

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Lankesteria brevior C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10120], Cameroon K000109341
Jan 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4681], Cameroon K000109342
Jan 1, 1995 Gereau, R.E. [5665], Cameroon K000029157
Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [616], Cameroon K000011394
Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [522], Cameroon K000011393
Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [843], Cameroon K000011392
Jan 1, 1989 Nemba, J. [333], Cameroon K000029159
Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [4147], Cameroon K000029156
Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [5135], Cameroon K000029158
Jan 1, 1984 Thomas, D.W. [4161], Cameroon K000029154
Mar 16, 1905 Cummins, H.A. [50], Ghana K000394033 syntype
Mar 16, 1905 Cummins, H.A. [199], Ghana K000394036
Jan 4, 1905 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000394037
Jan 4, 1905 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000394038
Johnson, W.H. [257], Ghana K000394034
Burton [s.n.], Ghana K000394035 holotype
Dunlap [173], Cameroon K000029151
Etuge, M. [423], Cameroon K000029160
Staudt, A. [538], Cameroon K000029152
Thomas, D.W. [2704], Cameroon K000029155

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 37: 110 (1905)

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.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aké Assi, Contrib. 1: 207.
  • in J. Llnn. Soc. 37: 110 (1905)

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.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

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