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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Udzungwa Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Acanthaceae (part 2), Kaj Vollesen. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Tanzania, Iringa District: Udzungwa Mts National Park, Luke et al. 7883 (EA!, holo.; K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Scrambling shrubby herb; young stems glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole of stem-leaves 3–5.5 cm long; lamina of stem-leaves elliptic, largest ± 14.5 × 5.5 cm, apex acuminate, base subcordate, margin crenate, glabrous apart from distinct domatia in axils of main veins beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a ± 8 cm long open much branched densely glandular-puberulous panicle with spreading branches and flowers in 3-flowered dichasial cymes or solitary towards apex of panicle; peduncle ± 4.5 cm long; secondary branches 1–1.5 cm long; bracts green, at base of panicle leafy and persistent, upwards narrower and caducous; pedicels 0.5–1.8 mm long, not geniculate; bracteoles filiform, to 2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx densely glandular-pubescent; lobes filiform, ± 0.5 mm wide, 1.8–2.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla not resupinate, maroon, ± 6 cm long, puberulous on the outside, cylindric tube ± 1 cm long, throat ± 2.7 cm long and ± 7 mm across at mouth in dried state, straight along dorsal edge; lobes oblong, dorsals ± 2.5 × 1 cm, laterals ± 2.2 × 0.4 cm, ventral ± 1.7 × 0.4 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Free part of filaments ± 1.7 cm long, puberulous; anthers ± 7 mm long, outer theca of longer pair without spur, rounded at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma ± 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary hairy at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seed not seen.
Ecology
Evergreen submontane forest, along stream; 1100 m
Distribution
Flora districts: T7 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Mimulopsis marronina (Vollesen) E.A.Tripp appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [7883], Tanzania Epiclastopelma marroninum K000780529 isotype
Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [7883], Tanzania Epiclastopelma marroninum K000780527 isotype
Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [7883], Tanzania Epiclastopelma marroninum K000780528 isotype

First published in Int. J. Pl. Sci. 174: 128 (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

  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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