Linderniella wilmsii (Engl.) Eb.Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Kenya to S. Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: South Africa, Transvaal, Lydenburg District, Hells Gate on Spitzkop, Wilms 900 (B†, holo.; K!, P iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual, 2.5–7 cm tall, simple or branched towards base.
Morphology Stem
Stems quadrangular, glabrous to slightly minutely pubescent below, rigid
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves clustered, linear-spatulate, 4–7(–12) mm long, 1 mm wide, narrowing into a petiole-like base, apex obtuse, margins entire, subglabrous or minutely pubescent; cauline leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic to almost linear, 1.5–5 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, acute to subobtuse, margins entire, subglabrous, venation markedly prominent beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels up to 10 mm long, slender, glabrous to minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx (1.6–)3–4 mm long, glabrous to minutely glandular-pubescent, somewhat prominently ribbed; lobes deltate, 0.5–1.2 mm long, acute or obtuse, glabrous on margins or minutely ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla various shades of blue and white, (3.5–)5–7(–8) mm long; upper lip bifid; lower lip 3lobed, lobes rounded; tube ± 3–4 mm long, externally glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, fertile; filaments up to ± 1 mm long; staminodes 2, clavate, 0.3–0.5 mm long, erect or more frequently slightly curved outwards, sparsely to densely clothed with minute clavate hairs which extend to palate between staminodes, short antero-lateral ridges barely evident
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule elliptic-ovate in outline, 3.5–6 mm long, 1.5–2 mm broad, acute.
Ecology
In shallow wet soil, on or around granite rock outcrops; 900–2300 m
Conservation
Least Concern (LC); widespread
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa Flora districts: U1 U3 U4 K3 T1

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual, 2.5–7 cm. tall, simple or branched towards base; stems quadrangular, glabrous to slightly minutely pubescent below, rigid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves: basal where present, clustered, 4–7 x 1 mm., linear-spathulate narrowing into petiole-like base, minutely pubescent; cauline 1.5–5 x 0.8–1 mm., opposite, narrowly elliptic to almost linear, entire, obtuse, subglabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels up to 10 mm. long, slender, glabrous to minutely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx (1.6)3–4 mm. long, glabrous to minutely pubescent, lobes 0.5–1.2 mm. long, deltate, acute or obtuse, glabrous on margin or minutely ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla various shades of blue and white, (once recorded as yellow), (3.5)5–7(8) mm. long, upper lip bifid, lower lip 3-lobed, lobes rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens two, fertile, filaments up to c. 1 mm. long; staminodes two, 0.3–0.5 mm. long, clavate, erect or more frequently, slightly curved outwards, sparsely to densely clothed with minute clavate hairs which extend to palate between staminodes, short antero-lateral ridges barely evident Capsule 3.5–6 x 1.75 mm., elliptic-ovate in outline, acute.

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded on specimens from our area

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 21, 2015 Osborne, J. [JO 1019], Zambia 78406.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [8804], Tanzania Ilysanthes muddii 31156.000 No
Richards, H.M. [12662], Zambia Ilysanthes muddii 5506.000 No
Wilms, F. [900], South Africa Lindernia wilmsii K000379616 Yes
Bidgood, S. [5478], Tanzania Lindernia wilmsii K000190708 No
Bidgood, S. [5675], Tanzania Lindernia wilmsii K000468749 No

First published in Willdenowia 43: 228 (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

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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