Cynoglossum inyangense E.S.Martins

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe.


Boraginaceae, E. S. Martins (Trichodesma by R. K. Brummit). Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

Morphology General Habit
A tall herb; stem (or stems) ascending, strong, hollow at least when dry, much branched, angular and ± laterally compressed, dark brown, retrorsely hispid below and acroscopicaly appressed hispid to the apex; branches with indumentum similar to the stem.
Morphology Leaves
Mid cauline leaves sessile, up to 10.5(14) x 3.0 cm., lanceolate, acute and with an acumen 2.0–3.5 mm. long, constituted by the involute margins, obtuse to attenuate at base into a very short petiolar portion very narrowly decurrent on the stem, the upper ones much smaller, hispid both above and below but retrorsely below, at least on the proximal part, papery, brown-greenish to dark brown above, olivaceous to light brown below when dry; midrib, the 2 lateral nerves (triplinerved leaf) and the 4–7 secondary nerves on each side of the midrib impressed above and prominent below. Basal and lower leaves not seen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes ± lax, many-flowered, two at the ends of the branches, usually with a flower at the fork, the whole forming a large lax panicle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.0–3.0(3.5) mm. long, not or little recurved in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–2.5 mm. long, campanulate, scabrous to hispid or sometimes subglabrous but always ± ciliate at margins, usually divided to near base; lobes irregular in size and in shape, ovate or triangular to obovate or even spatulate, acute to rounded at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla glabrous, deep blue; tube 1.2–1.7 mm. long, cylindrical; lobes 1.3–1.5 x 1.4–1.9 mm., subcircular to obovate-spatulate, apex rounded, with undulate margins, spreading; fornices c. 0.5 x 0.7 mm., ± trapeziform, slightly bilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted between 1/2 and the upper 3/4 of the tube; anthers c. 0.7 mm. long, elliptic; filaments c. 0.2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style c. 0 7 mm. long; stigma subcapitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 6 mm. in diam.; nutlets c. 3.0 x 2.5 mm. (without glochids), ovate to subcircular in dorsal view, flattened, not marginate, outer surface flat or concave, densely glochidiate and with some minute glochids mixed with the others, glochids narrowly conical the largest ones up to 0.7 mm. long, on the margin; cicatrice c. 1 x 1 mm., deltoid.

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Cynoglossum inyangense E.S.Martins appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Wild, W. [4934], Zimbabwe K000418914 holotype No

First published in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 9: 76 (1987 publ. 1988)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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