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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Venezuela, N. Peru.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Wood, J.R.I. Stenostephanus (Acanthaceae) in Peru. Kew Bulletin 74: 64 doi:10.1007/s12225-019-9843-0

Distribution
A plant with a unique disjunct It is widespread in Andean Venezuela, where it is recorded from five states (Hokche et al.2008) but is absent from Colombia and Ecuador. The two records from northern Peru are, therefore, very disjunct from the main population, although the identification appears to be correct.
Ecology
In Peru, it is a rare species of “forest shade” between 1200 and 1900 m in Cajamarca and Piura.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves absent at anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ventricose, suburceolate, 10 – 12 mm long, golden-yellow with red markings, glandular-pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 1 – 1.2 cm, shortly glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence branched, spicate, densely glandular-pilose; pedicels 0 – 5 mm, bracteoles linear, somewhat persistent
Note
The epithet of this species is commonly misspelt lasiostachys instead of the original lasiostachyus.
Type
Venezuela, Caracas, Moritz 258 (holotype B†, photo F0BN008884).

Native to:

Peru, Venezuela

Stenostephanus lasiostachyus Nees appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Moritz [1724], Venezuela K000529048

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 311 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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