Linderniella hartlii (Eb.Fisch. & Hepper) Eb.Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.

First published in Willdenowia 43: 227 (2013)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is NW. Tanzania to S. DR Congo. It is an annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/103647268/103648567

Conservation
EN - endangered
[IUCN]

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: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Mwanza District: SW of Lake Victoria, 64 km S of NungweEmin Pasha gulf, Morgan 82 (BM!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual, ± 3 cm tall, simple or branched.
Morphology Stem
Stems quadrangular, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves absent; leaves, opposite, sessile, lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex shortly acuminate, pilose, margins entire, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 1.8–2.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 3 mm long, pilose; lobes lanceolate, 0.5–1.2 mm long, acute, ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue-violet with yellow mark on lower lip; upper lip 4 mm long; lower lip 3-lobed, lobes 4 mm long, rounded; tube 4–5 mm long, throat glandularpubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, fertile; filaments 2 mm long; staminodes 2, 1 clavate, 1 mm long, slightly curved outwards, with yellow papillae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not seen.
Ecology
In open Brachystegia-Berlinia (miombo) woodland; ± 1350 m
Conservation
Data Deficient (DD)
Note
The above description is solely from Fischer & Hepper’s original description. So far, the taxon is known only from 2 collections, one from Tanzania and the other from CongoKinshasa. This species was not initially included in Philcox’s treatment of Lindernia for FTEA; it was possibly over-looked (S.A.G.).
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa Flora districts: T1
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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