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

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Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Typus: Mozambique, Erati Namapa, at the foot of Serra Malala, Balsinhas & Marrime 335 (K!, holo. LMU, PRE, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Aromatic perennial suffrutex, 0.2–0.4 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, 1–few, arising from a woody rootstock, erect or ascending, quadrangular, few-branched, sparsely villose with long spreading eglandular hairs, becoming antrorse and shorter in the inflorescence axis and with orange-red sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, erect or ascending; blades linear, 1.2–6 × 0.2–0.4 cm, entire, apex rounded, base rounded and clasping stem, glabrous or with scattered hairs on midvein
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax with 2–4-flowered verticils 10–20 mm apart; pedicels ascending, slightly flattened, 2–4 mm long; bracts pinkish elliptic or broadly so, 5–7 × 3–6 mm, erect at apex forming a conspicuous apical coma, obscuring young buds or sterile, deciduous below with short hairs and reddish sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx purplish, downward-pointing, pubescent with orange-reddish sessile glands, 8 mm long at anthesis; fruiting calyx 10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale pink/purple, 15 mm long; tube 10 mm long, straight, dilating at throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens held in lower lip; anterior staminal filaments glabrous or with scattered hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brown, 3 mm long, broadly ovate, smooth but with a slight dorsal ridge, producing a small amount of mucilage when wet.
Ecology
Brachystegia or Commiphora woodland, dry sandy grassland, streamsides; ± 275 m (to 1250 in Mozambique)
Conservation
Known only from two collections, possibly threatened
Distribution
Flora districts: T8 Range: Also in northern Mozambique

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Syncolostemon namapaensis D.F.Otieno appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 13, 2004 Balsinhas, A. [335], Mozambique K001236489 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Lamiac.: 178 (2009)

Accepted by

  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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