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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa.
Hebenstretia dura

[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or undershrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, or the lower opposite, or appearing fasciculate with smaller leaves clustered in axils, narrow, entire or toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile in short or elongate spikes, spikes usually dense, frequently paniculate, bracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts usually imbricate, exceeding calyx, lowest of ten leaf-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx spathaceous, entire or emarginate, membranous or hyaline, frequently binerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube slender, divided almost to the base forming a large, flattened or concave 4(5)-lobed limb.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb below lobes, filaments short, anthers oblong or linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular; style entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule cylindrical-ovoid to broadly ovoid, subterete or compressed; at rimes separating into 2 cocci at maturity.

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perenial herbs or small shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, or the lower opposite or clustered in axils appearing fascicled, narrow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, in short or long dense or paniculate spikes, bracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts usualy imbricate, exceeding the calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1 lobed, spathaceous, entire or emarginate, membranous or hyaline, frequently biveined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, divided almost to the base forming a large, flattened or concave 4(–5)-lobed limb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted on limb below lobes; anthers oblong or linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary bilocular; style entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule separating into 2 cocci at maturity.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Hebenstretia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5 277 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl.: 629 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen Pl.: ed. 5, 277 (1754)
  • Mitt. Bot. Staatss. München 15: 18–89 (1979)
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 629 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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