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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb, c. 25 cm. tall; stem unbranched, ribbed, papillose at the base, shortly pubescent in the inflorescence region, otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, crowded towards the base of the stem, 20·70 mm. x 8·37 mm., elliptic to ovate, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous; margin serrate, slightly revolute; veins prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pedunculate, fairly lax, at least 10 cm. long, interrupted, with the lower flowers fascicled on abbreviated branches; pedicels c. 2 mm. long, shortly pubescent; bracts 5–10 mm. long, serrate to denticulate; bracteoles c. 1·5–3 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10–nerved, shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes linear oblong, erect, 4–6 mm. long, glabrous, with 1–2 pairs of teeth at the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 10–12 mm. long, very pale lilac, tubular with 5 subequal c. 5 mm. long lobes, apparently early splitting along the ventral suture, sparsely papillose on the outside, hairy within.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 4 mm. long; filaments linear, free, pubescent above, dilated and ciliate at the base; anthers narrowly elliptic–oblong, c. 2 mm. long, dorsally shortly pubescent and with a short tuft of hairs at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 3·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not known.

Native to:

Malawi

Cyphia mafingensis Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1982 Brummitt, R.K. [16260], Malawi K000285700 holotype

First published in Fl. Zambes. 7(1): 150 (1983)

Accepted by

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

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