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This species is accepted, and its native range is Namibia.

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Flora Zambesiaca Acanthaceae (part 2) by Iain Darbyshire, Kaj Vollesen and Ensermu Kelbessa

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 2 m tall; cystoliths present.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to elliptic or cordiform, to 5 cm long, entire; apex subacute to rounded and apiculate; base attenuate to cordate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary racemoid cymes to 7 cm long; bracteoles large, membranaceous, white or purple-tinged, enclosing calyx and corolla tube, to 3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bright red; tube to 2 cm long, widening upwards; lobes c.1.5 × 0.8 cm, 2 in upper lip erect, middle lobe in lower lip deflexed, 2 lateral lobes in lower lip vertical.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, erect, held under upper lip; anthers bithecous, oblong, rounded at apex, with short spurs at base.
Distribution
Native to Angola and Namibia. There are no records of this species in cultivation elsewhere.

Native to:

Namibia

Petalidium bracteatum Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Transvaal Mus. 18: 161 (1936)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • —Maroyi in Kirkia 18: 194 (2006).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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