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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Botswana to N. Cape Prov.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Violaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, 10–15 (20) cm. high.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, unbranched or branching from the base, glabrous or scabrid to shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded, narrowing into a short petiole; lamina linear, 3–8 x 0.1–0.35 cm., acute, entire or rarely remotely serrate, membranous, glabrous or minutely scabrid, sometimes with reflexed margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, ± hidden by the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–4 mm. long, scabrid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ± scabrid-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Anterior petal c. 6 mm. long, the lamina ± obovate, pink or purple, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary and capsule shortly white-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with lines of pits, or lightly ribbed.
Note
Otherwise similar to H. enneaspermus.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces

Afrohybanthus densifolius (Engl.) Flicker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dinser [430], South Africa Hybanthus densifolius K000231103 Unknown type material

First published in Phytotaxa 230: 47 (2015)

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

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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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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