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

[FTEA]

Acanthaceae (part 2), Kaj Vollesen. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Tanzania, Iringa District: Kitonga Gorge, Bidgood, Congdon & Vollesen 2211 (K!, holo.; C!, CAS!, DSM!, EA!, K!, MO!, NHT!, UPS!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender spindly branched shrubby herb or shrub; stems brittle, erect or straggling, up to 1 m long, glandular-puberulent or sparsely so (slightly sticky), without or with a few scattered non-glandular hairs intermixed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate, largest 3–7 × 1.2–2.7 cm, apex acuminate or subacuminate, subglabrous to glandular-puberulent beneath, above subglabrous to puberulent with non-glandular hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in open elongated monochasial (occasionally some dichasial) cymes with up to 7 flowers or solitary towards tip of branches; peduncle and branches 0.5–1.7 cm long, indumentum as stems; bracts up to 1.5 cm long at basal cymes, smaller upwards, indumentum as leaves; bracteoles not differing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx subglabrous to sparsely glandular-puberulent and with scattered non-glandular hairs on veins, 13–17(–19 in fruit) mm long; teeth 6–8(–9 in fruit) mm long, from slightly shorter to slightly longer than tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2lipped, pure white or with faint pink lines into throat, puberulent and with scattered capitate glands, 26–32 mm long of which the linear tube 13–18 mm, the throat 4–5 mm and the limb 7–8 mm, limb much longer than throat; lobes obovate, erect in upper lip, spreading or recurved in lower lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Free part of filaments 3–5 mm long, glabrous throughout; anthers pale pink, 1–2 mm long, spurs ± 1/4 mm long or absent on short anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 13–17 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ± 3 mm long
Ecology
Dry riverine forest and scrub on rocky slopes, Euphorbia-Adansonia succulent woodland on sand; 600–900 m
Note
This species, which is locally common in the drier parts of the Ruaha-system, is obviously related to the widespread and variable D. hildebrandtii. It differs in the purely glandular indumentum of stems and leaves, the elongated monochasial cymes and the pure white corolla.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T5 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Dyschoriste kitongaensis Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Bidgood, S. [2211], Tanzania K000780537 isotype
Jan 1, 2008 Bidgood, S. [2211], Tanzania K000780536 holotype

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Acanth.(1): 199 (2008)

Accepted by

  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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