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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

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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. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Tanzania, Lindi District: Tendaguru, 15 Dec. 1925, Migeod s.n. (BM!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, 10–40 cm tall, with spreading roots, each forming a small tuber 1–2 cm long, ± 5 mm in diameter
Morphology Stem
Stems ascending, quadrangular, pubescent and with sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, arranged along the stem, glandular-punctate; blade ovate or elliptic, 3–7 × 1.2–4 cm, crenate, crenations with a small mucro, apex round and often minutely mucronate, base shortly attenuate; petiole 1–50 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence condensed or lax, with adjacent 6-flowered verticils touching or 15 mm apart; bracts 2–3 mm long, erect above, forming an inconspicuous terminal coma; pedicels 2–2.5 mm long, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 6 mm long at anthesis, pubescent and with sessile glands; fruiting calyx 10 mm long, downward-pointing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pinkish, 8–11 mm long; tube 6–8 mm long, straight, parallel-sided, dilating slightly towards throat; posterior lip perpendicular to tube; anterior lip horizontal, cucullate, enclosing stamens
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mature nutlets not seen
Figures
Fig 27: 1–2, p 183
Ecology
River banks, open woodland, grassland after burning; ± 200 m
Conservation
Known only from these collections; possibly threatened
Note
Probably most closely related to O. allenii, from which it can be distinguished by the arrangement of the leaves on the stem. Specimens collected without the subterranean parts may be confused with O. schimperi.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T8

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Orthosiphon scedastophyllus A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1993 Schlieben, H.J. [6039], Tanzania K000467379

First published in Kew Bull. 50: 147 (1995)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K.B. 50: 147, fig. 1 (1995).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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