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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to SW. Pacific, Colombia to S. South America.
Wahlenbergia sp.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or small shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, mostly sessile, simple, entire, dentate or rarely lobed or incised.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences panicle–, raceme–, spike– or head–like, or flowers solitary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes (3–) 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ± deeply (3–) 5–lobed, or split almost to the base, ± pubescent inside near the base, rarely with long, slender hairs in the corolla–tube (but not in the F.Z. area).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (3–) 5, free; filament–bases variously dilated or linear, usually ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary subinferior to rarely subsuperior, 2–5–lo.cular; ovules many; style shorter or longer than the corolla, the upper part with pollen–collecting hairs, glabrous or hairy below, eglandular or with small glands present at or near the base of the 2–5 style–lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule loculicidal, dehiscing by as many apical valves as there are loculi in the ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ± elliptic in outline; testa smooth or variously reticulate.
Distribution
Some 200 species, mainly distributed in the southern hemisphere, especially abundant in S. Africa.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Some 200 species, mainly distributed in the southern hemisphere, especially abundant in South Africa.
Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences panicle-, raceme-, spike- or head-like, or flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes (3–)5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ± deeply (3–)5-lobed, or with practically free petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (3–)5, free; filaments usually broadened and ciliate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subinferior to rarely subsuperior, 2–5-celled; style sometimes with small glands present at or near the base of the 2–5 lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule dehiscing by as many apical valves as there are cells in the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or small shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, mostly sessile, simple, entire, dentate or rarely lobed or incised (but not in East Africa)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences panicle-, raceme-, spike- or head-like, or flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes (3–)5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ± deeply (3–)5-lobed, or split almost to the base, ± pubescent inside near the base, rarely with long slender hairs in the corolla-tube (but not in East Africa)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (3–)5, free; filament-bases variously dilated or linear, usually ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary subinferior to rarely subsuperior, 2–5-locular; ovules many; style shorter or longer than the corolla, the upper part with pollen-collecting hairs, glabrous or hairy below, eglandular or with small glands present at or near the base of the 2–5 style-lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule loculicidal, dehiscing by as many apical valves as there are loculi in the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ± elliptic in outline; testa smooth or variously reticulate.

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, Uganda, Uruguay, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Ascension, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas

Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex Roth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Melville, R. [5622A], New Zealand 36890.000
Melville, R. [5425], New Zealand 36905.000
Melville, R. [5564], New Zealand 36915.000
Melville, E.F. [5970], New Zealand 36962.000
Milne-Redheat, E. [8672], Tanzania 38396.000
Mosén [924], Brazil K001047505
Glaziou, A. [17576], Brazil K001047504
Giulietti, A.M. [13679], Brazil K001047502
Harley, R.M. [19041], Brazil K001047503
Hedberg, O. [93146], Cameroon K000087414

First published in Nov. Pl. Sp.: 399 (1821)

Accepted by

  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • von Brehmer in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 9 (1915). Nom. cons.
  • —F.T.A. 3: 477

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Nov. Pl. Sp.: 399 (1821) nom. conserv.
  • Thulin in Symb. Bot. Ups. 21, 1: 70 (1975).
  • von Brehmer in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 53: 9–143 (1915).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nov. Pl. Sp.: 399 (1821)
  • Thulin in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 21(1) (1975), nom. conserv.
  • v. Brehm. in E.J. 53: 9–143 (1915)

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