Linderniella brevidens (Skan) Eb.Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Tanzania, Lushoto District: Usambara, Buchwald 295 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual, rarely exceeding 5 cm in height.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 30 cm long, diffusely branched, frequently rooting at lower nodes, sharply quadrangular, glabrous or occasionally with few minute white hairs at nodes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very shortly petiolate to subsessile, broadly ovate to ovate-suborbicular, (5–)3–18(–22) mm, (3.5–)11–18 mm wide, broadly cuneate to rounded at base, apex obtuse or rounded, margins coarsely serrate, glabrous or almost so, occasionally minutely ciliolate especially towards base, 3(–5)-veined from base, veins prominent beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers throughout most of stem, solitary, axillary, alternate; pedicels 3–8(–11) mm long in flower, extending to 15–20 mm in fruit, very slender, glabrous, widely spreading in fruit to at times becoming reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3.5–4 mm long, accrescent to 4–5 mm long in fruit, glabrous, shallowly 5-ribbed; lobes unequal, ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, acute, remaining close to capsule in fruit, not spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or with various amounts of blue, mauve or purple markings, 6–9.5 mm long, tube 3.5– 4.5 mm long, externally minutely stipitate-glandular, internally with antero-lateral ridge extending mostly length of tube, densely stipitate-glandular; upper lip broadly ovate to subrectangular, ± 3 mm long, apex rounded to subtruncate; lower lip 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, fertile; anterior filaments very slender, geniculate about midway, gibbous at base, glabrous throughout
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (7–)10–13 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm broad, narrowly oblongellipsoid, acute to acuminate.
Ecology
Rocky hillsides, pools on rock outcrops, and wet seepage and swampy areas, forest clearings and surrounds, weed of cultivation; 1200–2500 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Flora districts: K7 T3 Range: Not known elsewhere

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Linderniella brevidens (Skan) Eb.Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Drummond, R.B. [2052], Tanzania Lindernia brevidens 11227.000 No
Buchwald, J. [295], Tanzania Lindernia brevidens K000379659 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Willdenowia 43: 227 (2013)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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 Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0