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This variety is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Leonotis, M Iwarsson & YB Harve. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Lectotype, chosen by Iwarsson, loc. cit. (1985): cultivated plant grown from seed collected by Kotschy; Sudan, near Camamil and Kassan, Tumat, Kotschy 519 (K!, lecto.; B!, BM!, FI-W!, M!, P!, W!, isolecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Robust, erect, semi-woody shrub, 0.9–5 m tall, sparsely branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate (or ovate) mostly more than 50 mm long, usually velvety beneath, rarely tomentose to almost smooth
Ecology
Margins of montane forest, associated bushland and grassland, also in ericaceous and bamboo zones, extending down to Brachystegia woodland particularly along streams, usually on well-drained volcanic soils; (50–)600–3700 m
Conservation
Least concern; widely distributed in diverse habitats
Note
Further synonyms from southern Africa are given by Iwarsson & Harvey, loc. cit. (2003). Var. schinzii, which differs from var. ocymifolia by its narrowly spathulate to oblanceolate or obovate leaves, occurs in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa Flora districts: U1 U3 U4 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Leonotis ocymifolia var. raineriana (Vis.) Iwarsson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2011 Gereau, R.E. et al [7245], Tanzania K000735329
Sep 27, 2006 Laizer [1278], Tanzania K000194868
Henriques, C. [310], Angola K001008772
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614745
Henriques, C. [991], Angola K001008771
de Menezes, A. [510], Angola K001008774
Drege [4832], South Africa Leonotis dysophylla K000193291
Tyson, W. [1300], South Africa Leonotis laxifolia K000193288 Unknown type material
Kuntze, O. [s.n.], South Africa Leonotis latifolia K000193290 Unknown type material
Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Zambia Leonotis melleri K000193303 Unknown type material
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi Leonotis melleri K000414779 Unknown type material
Galpin, E.E. [1825], South Africa Leonotis galpinii K000193292 Unknown type material
Scott Elliot, G.F. [6950] Leonotis elliotii K000193271 Unknown type material
Lebrun, J. [9643] Leonotis kagerensis K000193267 Unknown type material
May [75], South Africa Leonotis westae K000193285 Unknown type material
May 23, 1994 Peddie [s.n.], South Africa Leonotis intermedia K000193286
Forbes [1822], South Africa Leonotis intermedia K000193287 Unknown type material
Burtt-Davy, J. [2657], South Africa Leonotis brevipes K000193289 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. S. Afr. 28: 35 (1985)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Iwarsson, M. & Harvey, Y. (2003). Monograph of the genus Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br. (Lamiaceae) Kew Bulletin 58: 597-645.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwarsson, M. & Harvey, Y. (2003). Monograph of the genus Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br. (Lamiaceae) Kew Bulletin 58: 597-645.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.S.A. 28 (4): 35 (1985)
  • Fl. Eth. 5: 548 (2006).
  • K.B. 58: 628 (2003)

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