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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro, Mawenzi, Orna Ndogo River, Volkens 963 (B†, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect or scrambling/scandent shrubby herb or shrub to 2(–3) m tall, often forming large stands; stems glabrous to retrorsely sericeous in two bands with short straight hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole of stem-leaves 2.5–9 cm long; lamina of stem-leaves ovate to cordiform, 4–17 × 2–11 cm, apex acuminate to cuspidate, base truncate to cordate with sinus to 0.5(–1) cm deep, margin crenate to dentate with teeth to 0.5(–1) cm long, sparsely to densely sericeous along veins and lamina with scattered hairs, often also with long many-celled thin hairs along midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence narrow, racemiform, usually with longer branches from basal nodes or with lateral inflorescences from upper leaf-axils, in depauperate forms sometimes reduced to a few flowers, 2–29 cm long; flowers all solitary or in 3-flowered cymes basally in the inflorescence; bracts green and leafy basally, gradually more bract-like upwards, all persistent, with indumentum as leaves but denser upwards; branches and pedicels puberulous or densely so to sericeous (hairs to 1 mm long) with glandular and nonglandular hairs; pedicels to 3(–5) mm long. Calyx puberulous to pubescent (hairs to 1 mm long), densest in basal part and here with glandular hairs intermixed, often more or less subglabrous at apex and apical 2–7 mm of lobes without capitate glands; dorsal lobe 13–25 mm long, ventral and lateral lobes 11–23 mm long, dorsal 2–5(–7) mm longer; lobes linear-lanceolate to oblong, 1–2(–3) mm wide, sometimes with a few teeth, subacute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pale mauve with brownish throat and yellow patch on lower lip, with dense band of long hairs on lower lip, sparser on lateral lobes, without or with a few scattered hairs on dorsal lobes, 20–29 mm long, cylindric tube ± 1 mm long, throat 11–19 mm long; upper and lateral lobes transversely elliptic, 6–11 × 7–12 mm, lower ovate-oblong, 8–15 × 8–11 mm; papillate area on lower lip crescent-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Free part of filaments 3–6 mm long and free fused part ± 1 mm, glabrous or longer with a few hairs; anthers 3–5 mm long, spur ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma 1–2 mm long, dosal lobe absent or minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary densely glandular apically, thinner downwards and base glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 18–21 mm long, glandular apically, glabrous towards base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Mature seed not seen.
Ecology
Podocarpus forest extending into Erica scrub; 1700–2900 m
Note
Known only from W Usambara Mts, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Loliondo. Mimulopsis kilimandscharica differs most conspicuously from the closely related M. alpina in the different indumentum on stems, inflorescences and calyx.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T2 T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Mimulopsis kilimandscharica Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2008 Bavazzano [996], Tanzania K000191271

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 10 (1894)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 20: 10 (1894)
  • F.T.A. 5: 56 (1899)
  • Lebrun & Stork, Enum. Pl. Afr. Trop. 4: 494 (1997).
  • P.O.A. C: 367 (1895)
  • Symb. Bot. Ups. 29, 3: 162 (1991)
  • V.C. Gilbert, Pl. Mt Kilimanjaro: 82 (1970)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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