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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Botswana to Mpumalanga.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Acanthaceae (part 2) by Iain Darbyshire, Kaj Vollesen and Ensermu Kelbessa

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 2 m tall; young branches whitish sericeous-puberulous or densely so, indistinctly 4-angled.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crisped puberulous or sparsely so; petiole 0.4–1.7 cm long; lamina ovate to elliptic or broadly so, largest 2–5.5 × 1.3–4 cm; apex obtuse to broadly rounded or retuse; base cuneate to truncate, often slightly unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple racemiform cyme when young, eventually becoming a branched panicle to 10 cm long; flowers solitary or in 3-flowered cymules towards base of inflorescence; peduncle to 2 cm long, peduncle, axes and bracts whitish sericeous-puberulous or densely so; bracts green or tinged purplish, lanceolate to narrowly triangular-ovate, acute, 2–5 × 1–2 mm; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 2–4 mm long, lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 6–8(10 in fruit) mm long, green or tinged purplish, finely puberulous and with or without scattered (rarely dense) short-stalked orange capitate glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla deep mauve, paler and more bluish on outside, tube white to yellowish; tube 7–14 mm long; lobes linear to oblong, subacute, 15–25 mm long, in lower lip 2–4 mm wide, in upper lip c.2 mm wide; filaments white to pale mauve, held horizontally, 15–20 mm long, anthers deep mauve, c.2 mm long; style glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 15–22 mm long, glabrous to minutely puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5–6 × 4–5 mm, both surfaces scatteredly verrucose, rim finely spinulose.
Distribution
Also in South Africa.
Ecology
In wooded grassland on sandy soil; c.1000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Local distribution in the Flora area but probably not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Northern Provinces

Chorisochora transvaalensis (A.Meeuse) Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Codd, L.E. [5450], South Africa K000378913 isotype
Codd, L.E. [5450], South Africa K000378912 isotype
Daniel, T.F. [9379], South Africa K001295742

First published in Kew Bull. 49: 476 (1994)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kew Bull. 49: 476 (1993).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0