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

First published in Willdenowia 43: 227 (2013)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Tropical Africa to Sudan and Zimbabwe. It is an annual or perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical 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, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Erect slender herb 3-6 in. high, simple or freely branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves purple beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower pink and white or lilac
Ecology
In moist pockets in rock outcrops.
[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or perennial, 5–7(14) cm. tall, minutely glandular-pubescent to subglabrous; stems quadrangular, simple or branched usually above, branches ascending.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2–10(14) x 0.5–3(5) mm., oblong-linear to lanceolate-oblong, obtuse, entire to shallowly crenate-dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves, opposite, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 4–10 mm. long, slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.25–5 mm. long, glabrous to minutely glandular-pubescent; lobes 0.5–1.2(2) mm. long, unequal, ovate-lanceolate, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue, lilac-blue or violet to white, 7–11.5 mm. long; upper lip bifid with short acute lobes, lower lip with subcircular lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens two, fertile, filaments up to 1.25 mm. long, anthers 0.8–1 mm. long; staminodes two, 1–1.5 mm. long, broadly gibbous with short filaments, somewhat reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (3.5)5.5–6(9) x 1–1.5 mm., oblong-linear in outline, valves markedly divergent when ripe.
[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
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical 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 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