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  1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Limosella L.
      1. Limosella macrantha R.E.Fr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Ethiopia to Rwanda and N. Tanzania, Yemen.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Kenya, Aberdare Mts, R.E. & T.C.E. Fries 2691 (UPS, holo.; K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Herb with fibrous roots and stolons, sometimes mat-forming
    Leaves
    Leaves basal, linearsubulate, terete, 2–5 cm long, ± 1 mm wide, sheathing at base, obtuse at apex
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, numerous among leaves; pedicels 5–15 mm long, ± reflexed in fruit
    Calyx
    Calyx 2.5–4.5 mm long; lobes ± 1.5 mm, triangular
    Corolla
    Corolla white or pale blue, 5–8 mm long, lobes equal, oblong, rounded at apex, sparsely pilose inside
    Stamens
    Stamens with slender filaments; style filiform, equalling corolla tube; stigma papillose-capitate
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, obtuse, shorter than calyx.
    Ecology
    Edges of lakes, pools, moist depressions, in the upper forest zone and afro-alpine belt; 2500–4500 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC); only a few flowering specimens from Flora area; possibly overlooked and undercollected
    Distribution
    Range: Ethiopia, Yemen Flora districts: U3 K3 K4 T2
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

    Other Data

    Limosella macrantha R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ash [1767], Ethiopia 42060.000
    Wood, G.H.S. [912], Uganda 17731.000
    Beentje, H.J. [2427], Kenya K000333595
    Fries, R.E. [2691], Kenya K000379611
    Gilbert, J.B. [18480], Kenya K000333594

    Bibliography

    First published in Acta Horti Berg. 8: 48 (1925)

    Accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 265 (2006).
    • Fischer, F.A.C. Scrophulariaceae: 64, pl. 23 (1999)
    • U.K.W.F.: 255 (1994)
    • A.V.P.: 167 (1957)
    • J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 22(94): 65, fig. 1c (1953)
    • E.J. 66: 546, 555 (1934)
    • N.B.G.B. 12: 72 (1934)
    • Acta Hort. Berg. 8: 48, fig. 2 (1924)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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