1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Canarina L.
      1. Canarina abyssinica Engl.

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

    [FTEA]

    Campanulaceae, Mats Thulin (University of Uppsala). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb with tuberous root.
    Stem
    Stem much branched at the base, sparsely dichotomously branched in its upper part, up to several m. long, climbing by means of the coiling petioles and pedicels.
    Leaves
    Petioles of about the same length as the leaf-blades; leaf-blades triangular to pentagonal, 2.5–7.5 cm. long, 1.5–6.5 cm. wide, cordate, acute, obtusely crenate to sharply dentate.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broad, cupular, terete.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes 2–3.6 cm. long, 0.5–1 cm. wide, acute, entire, erect, entirely fused in bud forming a cup-like cover, in open flowers usually fused for a few mm. from the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4–7.5 cm. long, funnel-shaped to almost cylindrical, orange-red with darker venation, often lighter inside.
    Stamens
    Stamens with broad shield-like filament-bases; anthers 9–15 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit almost spherical, yellow or reddish.
    Seeds
    Seeds ovate to elliptic, 1.5–2.1 mm. long, 1.0–1.3 mm. wide, dark brown with pitted surface.
    Habitat
    Shady places in upland wooded grassland, forest clearings, along streams, sometimes on old termite hills; 1350–2300 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 T2 T4 U1 U3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

    Canarina abyssinica Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    17388.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 116 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 509, 510 (fig.) (1974).
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 1053 (1965).
    • Hedb. (et al.) in Sv. Bot. Tidskr. 55: 52, t. 3, fig. 5, 8 (1961).
    • A.J. Jex-Blake, Some Wild Flowers of Kenya p. 85, excl. fig. 63 (1948).
    • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1: 145, fig. 116 (1910).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 116 (1902)

    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 2018. 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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