Hebenstretia integrifolia L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Zimbabwe to S. Africa. It is an annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, up to c. 60 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, somewhat woody, especially at base, branched; branches minutely pubescent to subglabrous, many-leaved.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 10–30(50) x 0.5–1.25 mm., narrowly linear, shortly hispid-bristly to subglabrous, usually entire but occasionally with one to few small indistinct teeth, frequently with smaller leaves in axils.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence spicate, up to 20 cm. long, longer in fruit, dense to somewhat more lax.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 3–4.25 mm. long, up to 2 mm. wide, ovate, acuminate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 2 x 1 mm., shorter than bracts, ovate-oblong with 2 slender, parallel nerves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 10–12 mm. long, white or pale cream with orange throat; tube slender, glabrous; lobes about 1 mm. long, oblong to rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3–5 mm. long, narrowly oblong in outline.
[FZ]

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
  • 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 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