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

[FTEA]

Resedaceae, J. Elffers & P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb or subshrub, branched from near the base; stems striate, glabrous at the base, densely pubescent above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, acute or acuminate, up to 6 × 2 cm., entirely glabrous or sparsely papillose on the midribs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, very dense, spike-like, up to 20 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, persistent, about 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels slightly longer than the bracts, elongating in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals sub­equal, up to 2 mm. long, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, about 4 mm. long, 2 adaxial deeply 2- or 3-fid, 3 abaxial entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments papillose; anthers yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit about 5 mm. in diameter, 7–8-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds hippocrepiform. about 1.2 mm. long, densely and minutely tuberculate, black when ripe.
Habitat
Volcanic soil, probably in semi-desert scrub; 1500 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1

Native to:

Kenya

Caylusea latifolia P.Taylor appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1967 Adamson [628], Kenya K000230999 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 13: 285 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Elffers, J. & Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Resedaceae: 1-6.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Tayl. in Kew Bulletin 1958: 285 (1958).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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