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

First published in Willdenowia 43: 228 (2013)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Central Kenya to S. Africa. It is an annual or perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/185404/8404618

Conservation
LC - least concern
[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: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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
[FTEA]

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.
[FZ]

Uses

Use
None recorded on specimens from our area
[FTEA]

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 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/
  • 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