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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, Madagascar.
Selago trauseldii

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial shrubs and herbs, rarely annual herbs.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, decumbent or prostrate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually alternate, sometimes opposite near base, often in fascicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a congested or elongate spike or raceme, simple, corymbose or paniculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts adnate to the pedicel and/or calyx tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx glabrous, (2–)3–5lobed, (3- or 5-lobed in Flora area); lobes ± equal or very unequal with the dorsal lobes small and the anterior lobe deeply cleft, the calyx appearing 2- or 3-lobed, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, tube campanulate or cylindric, glabrous; limb 2-lipped, 5lobed, glabrous inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous; posterior pair decurrent down the tube, anterior pair inserted in throat; anthers monothecal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary bilocular; style filiform; stigma clavate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule loculicidal, separating into 2 cocci, included in calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elongate, 1 in each locule.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small or dwarf, much-branched, heath-like shrubs or undershrubs, or annual herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually small, narrow, alternate or opposite to nearly so below, or fasciculate, oblong, elliptic or spathulate, entire or occasionally toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or subsessile, or shortly pedicellate, spicate, paniculate or corymbose, bracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, 5-lobed; tube short and broad or long and narrow, more or less dilated at throat; limb with subequal lobes or bilabiate, posterior lobes shorter than anterior, central anterior lobe longer than the others.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted at base of throat, exserted; filaments filiform; anthers monothecal; staminode if present, small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular; style slender, obtuse, thickened to tridentate at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid or subglobose, of ten separating into 2 cocci at maturity, included in calyx.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small, much-branched shrubs, undershrubs, woody perennials, or annual herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small to minute, narrow, alternate or axillary fasciculate, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile to shortly pedicellate, bracteate, in short terminal globose or elongate spikes, or racemes arranged in corymbs or panicles at ends of branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3-lobed with dorsal lobe smaller, sometimes minute or absent making calyx appear bilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular, 5-lobed; tube short or elongate, narrowed at base, wider at throat; lobes unequal to subequal, with the central anterior lobe considerably longer than the others.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in throat, more or less exserted; filaments filiform; anthers monothecal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular; style slender, obtuse, subclavate to bidentate at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, globose or cylindric, of ten separating into two distinct cocci at maturity, included in calyx.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Selago 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

  • Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl.2: 1128 (1876).
  • Syst. Nat., ed. 1 (1735).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hilliard, The Tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae): 48 (1999)
  • Mém. Fam. Sélag.: 28 (1823)
  • Mém. Phys. Hist. Nat. 2(2): 71 (1823)
  • 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