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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi (Mt. Mulanje).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Lobeliaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Twining and climbing herb up to 1 m. or more long; stem sparsely branched, ribbed, glabrous below, finely pubescent with spreading hairs at least in the upper part of the inflorescence region.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, up to 75 x 30(45) mm., narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, lower leaves sometimes hastate, acute at the apex, cuneate to subtruncate at the base, glabrous; margin serrate or serrate–crenate, flat; venation prominent beneath; petiole up to 20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence twining, lax, up to 80 cm. long, usually branched, except for in the uppermost part, with groups of 2–several flowers from the leaf–axils; pedicels 2–5 mm. long, shortly pubescent with spreading hairs; bracteoles 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10–nerved, shortly pubescent with spreading hairs at least towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes linear, erect, becoming spreading or somewhat reflexed in fruit, 5–9 mm. long, with 1–3 pairs of teeth at the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 9–14 mm. long, white, split to the base into 2 lips, the upper 3–lobed but finally disintegrating, saccate at the base, the lower consisting of 2 free petals; all petals linear, sparsely or densely pubescent outside with short spreading hairs, pubescent inside with longer hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–8 mm. long; filaments linear, free, dilated at the base, pubescent; anthers elliptic–oblong, 1·5–2·4 mm. long, pubescent with hairs 0·4–0·5 mm. long on the back of the connective but glabrous at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semisuperior; style 4–6·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid–globose, inferior part 3–4 mm. long, membranous, with 10 distinct nerves connected by weak transversal nerves; valves 7–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, flat, 4–4·5 x 3 mm., broadly winged, brown.

Native to:

Malawi

Cyphia brummittii Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1982 Brummitt, R.K. [15905], Malawi K000049557
Jan 1, 1979 Blackmore, S. [350], Malawi K000049559
Jan 1, 1979 Brummitt, R.K. [9649], Malawi K000049561 holotype
Chapman, J.D. [5629], Malawi K000049558
Hilliard, O.M. [6381], Malawi K000049560

First published in Fl. Zambes. 7(1): 151 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

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