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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands, Ethiopia to Malawi.
Canarina canariensis (Canary bell-flower)

[FTEA]

Campanulaceae, Mats Thulin (University of Uppsala). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous terrestrial or epiphytic perennial herbs containing abundant white latex
Morphology Roots
Roots thickened, fleshy
Morphology Stem
Stems herbaceous, terete and hollow, di- or trichotomously branched from the leaf-axils; most leaf-axils also produce small, usually rudimentary, accessory shoots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or ternate, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in dichasial forks or terminal, large, pendent, (5–)6(–7)-merous throughout
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes entire or sometimes dentate, erect, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate with short lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filament-bases almost linear to broad, shield-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior; style shorter than the corolla, markedly thickened towards the apex, with short style-lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, with persistent calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous; testa finely pitted or striate.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous terrestrial or epiphytic perennial herbs containing abundant white latex.
Morphology Roots
Roots thickened, fleshy.
Morphology Stem
Stems herbaceous, terete and hollow, di– or trichotomously branched from the leaf–axils; most leaf–axils also producing small, usually rudimentary, accessory shoots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or ternate, petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in dichasial forks or terminal, large, pendent, (5–) 6 (–7)–merous throughout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes entire or sometimes dentate, erect, spreading or reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel–shaped or campanulate with short lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filament–bases almost linear to broad, shield–like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior; style shorter than the corolla, markedly thickened towards the apex, with short style–lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, with persistent calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous; testa finely pitted or striate.
Distribution
Three species, two in tropical Africa, one in the Canary Is.

Native to:

Burundi, Canary Is., Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Canarina L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Osmaston, Uganda 7004.000

First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 588 (1771)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Mant. Pl. Alt.: 148, 588 (1771) nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hedb. (et al.) in Sv. Bot. Tidskr. 55: 17–62 (1961), nom. conserv. prop.
  • Mant. Pl. Alt.: 148, 588 (1771)

Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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