Plumbago montis-elgonis Bullock

This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Ethiopia to NW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb, laxly branched, up to 60 cm. high; sap profuse and colourless.
Morphology Roots
Roots with terminal tuberous swellings.
Morphology Stem
Stem glabrous, bearing prominent longitudinal ridges of varying width.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, amplexicaul, auriculate, the auricles often large, glabrous, chartaceous; lower leaf-blades obovate, 12–22 cm. long, 1–11 cm. wide, upper blades narrowly oblong, up to 9.5 cm. long, 2.5 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncles bearing small dense shortly-stalked glands, stalks up to 0.25 mm. long; pedicels up to 1 mm. long; bracts ovate-lanceolate, outer bract 1–3 mm. long, 0.5–2 mm. wide, inner pair minute, less than 1 mm. long, acute, surface glabrous, margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx often prominently ribbed, 11–13 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, bearing sparse evenly distributed stalked glands; stalks thin, not rigid, often curved, (0.25–)0.5– 1.0 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla magenta or purple; tube 13–14 mm. long, 1–1.3 times length of calyx; lobes obovate, up to 6 mm. long, 3 mm. broad, acute, with shortly excurrent central nerve.
Habitat
Forest, sometimes riverine; 1350–1950 m.
Distribution
K3 T1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Plumbago montis-elgonis Bullock appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1975 Lugard, C. [657], Kenya K000225834 holotype Yes

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 501 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Friis, I. & al. (2012). The genus Plumbago (Plumbaginaceae) in Ethiopia and Eritrea Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 157-177.
  • Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1976). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae: 1-12.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Friis, I. & al. (2012). The genus Plumbago (Plumbaginaceae) in Ethiopia and Eritrea Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 157-177.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 508 (1974).
  • Bullock in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1932: 501 (1932).

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