1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Myosotis L.
      1. Myosotis vestergrenii Stroh

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Mostly perennial herb 20–60 cm. tall, ± stoloniferous, the stems sometimes flushed crimson.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic to oblong or oblong-oblanceolate, 1–7.5 cm. long, 0.5–1.5 cm. wide, obtuse but apiculate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at base, the cauline leaves smaller, the basal ones strongly narrowed into a winged petiole to 2 cm. long, adpressed pubescent, above often with dense cystoliths at base of hairs, eventually glabrous save for margins and midrib.
    Flowers
    Flowers in tight densely pubescent head-like cymes ± 1 cm. long, terminal and paired on main and also some lateral branches, eventually becoming up to 10 cm. long; pedicels eventually 6–8 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–2.2(–3) mm. long; lobes 1.2–1.4(– 2) mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pink in bud then bright blue, whitish yellow in centre; tube ± 1.5 mm. long with papillate gibbosities; lobes ± 2 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide.
    Fruits
    Nutlets compressed-ovoid, 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, shining.
    Figures
    Fig. 24/9–17, p. 88.
    Habitat
    Moist ground along streams, moist moorland, upper Hagenia-Rapanea woodland, Arundinaria stands, extending into heath zone and the true alpine region, sometimes on rocky ledges; 2000–4250 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 T7 U3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Myosotis vestergrenii Stroh appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2009 Sermolli, P. [6817], Ethiopia K000614866
    Mar 1, 1853 Schimper [1152], Ethiopia K000418861

    First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 61B: 328 (1941)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

    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.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kabuye & Agnew in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 523 (1974).
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 784 (1962).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 158, 316 (1957).
    • Stroh in Beih. Bot. Centralb. 61B: 328 (1941).

    Sources

    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 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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