Chaenostoma leve (Hiern) Kornhall

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 147: 386 (2005)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SE. Botswana to Northern Prov. It is a perennial or subshrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Erect, much-branched herbaceous shrub up to 60 cm. tall; branches almost opposite, spreading or ascending, slender, glandular-pubescent to subglabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–20 x 0.5–1(7) mm., opposite or almost opposite, often appearing fasciculate, linear or rarely obovate-lanceolate, obtuse, sessile, glandular-puberulent, entire or slightly, remotely dentate, margins revolute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminally racemose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts similar to leaves, becoming smaller above, linear to subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 5–12 mm. long at maturity, slender to filamentous, glandular-puberulent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–2.75 mm. long, campanulate, 5-lobed to about or below midway, glandular-pubescent; lobes 0.25–0.4 mm. wide, triangular-subulate or lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink or blue, throat yellow, infundibuliform, sparsely glandular-puberulent without; tube 2–3 mm. long; limb c. 3 mm. in diam.; lobes 0.9–1.1 mm. long, c. 0.5 mm. wide, obovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 3 x 1 mm., ovoid, minutely glandular-papillose above.
[FZ]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0