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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

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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. Leonotis, M Iwarsson & YB Harve. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Lectotype, chosen by Iwarsson & Harvey, loc. cit. (2003): Tanzania, Njombe District: Ukinga [Kinga] Mts, Djilulu Mt, Goetze 918 (Z!, lecto.; BM!, BR!, isolecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 2.5 m high, with few shoots from a woody rootstock.
Morphology General Shoots
Shoots usually laxly branched with 1–few side branches and occasionally with short, sterile but leafy shoots on the upper nodes
Morphology Stem
Stems with internodes 1–3 cm long, pale brown, covered with a velutinous mixture of long and short antrorse hairs, eglandular, especially velutinous around the leaf scars and shoot apex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly ovate to rounded, 1.4–5 × 1.3–3.3 cm, shallowly crenate in the upper 3/4 of the lamina, with ± 17–33 teeth, apex rounded to obtuse, base truncate, both surfaces velutinous with a mixture of long and short hairs, upper surface eglandular, lower surface greyish, occasionally with sessile glands, reticulate venation prominent beneath, usually with 4 pairs of lateral veins narrowly angled in relation to the midvein; petiole 5–11 mm, velutinous with long and short antrorse hairs, eglandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 2–4 verticils per branch, spaced by internodes 1–4(–7.5) cm long; bracts leaf-like, 15–18 × 12–13 mm, hairy like the leaves; bracteoles linear, 4–12 × 1 mm, densely to laxly covered with short, antrorse hairs, eglandular; verticils hemispherical, 21–35 mm in diameter, with 10 branches, 2–3 mm long, with 7–10 buds per branch; pedicels 1 mm long, antrorse hairs appearing velutinous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 11–12(–14) mm long, densely velutinous in basal 2/3 part, laxly pubescent towards apex, eglandular or with scattered sessile glands, appearing brown, venation prominent, 10-toothed; mouth slightly oblique; teeth narrowly triangular, dorsal tooth ± 2 mm long, apiculate, lateral and ventral teeth to 1 mm long, apiculate, straight or slightly spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 30–43 mm long, with orange, orange-red or brick-red hairs; tube 19–26 mm long, with (2–)3 fringes within (near base); posterior lip 11–17 mm long, the white woolly hair enclosing the anthers and stigma well developed; anterior lip 3-lobed, 3–4(–5) mm long, deflexed on the tube, subglabrous, the middle lobe retuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 3.9 × 1.5 mm.
Ecology
Upland shrubby grassland and ravines, sometimes burned and extensively grazed, occasionally by roadsides; 1500–2800 m
Conservation
Vulnerable, (VU D2); collected in several districts and habitats in southern Tanzania, but the region where it grows is becoming inhabited and extensively farmed (Iwarsson & Harvey K.B. 58: 606 (2003)). However, occurs in disturbed areas, so habitat perhaps not declining.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Leonotis goetzei Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Luke, Q. [6956], Tanzania K000467270
Aug 19, 1998 Kayombo, C.J. [473], Tanzania K000467271
Aug 19, 1998 McGregor, C.J. [22], Tanzania K000467272

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 393 (1901)

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.
  • Iwarsson, M. & Harvey, Y. (2003). Monograph of the genus Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br. (Lamiaceae) Kew Bulletin 58: 597-645.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwarsson, M. & Harvey, Y. (2003). Monograph of the genus Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br. (Lamiaceae) Kew Bulletin 58: 597-645.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 30: 393 (1901)
  • K.B. 58: 622 (2003).
  • Leedal, Mt. Fl. S. Tanzania: 115 (1982)
  • T.T.C.L.: 256 (1949)

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