Plumbago aphylla Bojer ex Boiss.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mbudya Island), Aldabra, Europa Island, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

Plumbaginaceae, C. M. Wilmot-Dear. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

Morphology General Habit
Small shrub, virgate, scrambling or forming dense tangled clumps, up to 1 m. high.
Morphology Stem
Stems wiry, pale yellow-green, glabrous, bearing numerous fine longitudinal ridges, 4 per mm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often soon disappearing, only the petiole bases remaining on stem as brown scales; leaf-blades obovate, 5–12 mm. long, 5–6 mm. broad, acute, glabrous, chartaceous; petiole winged, base amplexicaul.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncle bearing short dense white hairs; pedicels up to 0.5 mm. long. Bracts ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 1.5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. broad, acute, bearing short dense white hairs beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx not prominently ribbed, 6–7 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, bearing short dense white hairs and abundant evenly distributed stalked glands; stalks stout, less than 0.25 (–0.5) mm., glands small; calyx-teeth up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white; tube 10–13 mm. long, 1.5–2 times length of calyx; lobes obovate, 6 mm. long, with shortly excurrent central nerve.
Figures
Fig. 3/8, p. 7.
Habitat
Near shore, on coral rock
Distribution
T6

Native to:

Aldabra, Madagascar, Mozambique Channel I, Tanzania

Plumbago aphylla Bojer ex Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Fryer, J.C.F. [115], Aldabra K000225833 Yes

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 12: 694 (1848)

Accepted by

  • Castle, G.E. (1994). Flore des Seychelles Dicotylédones: 1-663. Orstom Editions.
  • Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1976). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae: 1-12.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Castle, G.E. (1994). Flore des Seychelles Dicotylédones: 1-663. Orstom Editions.
  • Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1976). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae: 1-12.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Boiss. in DC., Prodr. 12: 694 (1848).
  • van Steenis in Fl. Males., ser. 1,4: 109 (1949).

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