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This species is accepted, and its native range is Senegal, Algeria, Libya to Egypt and South Sudan, Zambia to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Campanulaceae, F. N. hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Small herb, branched from near the base, about 2 in. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white.

[FZ]

Campanulaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, shortly hirsute; hairs often somewhat retrorse.
Morphology Stem
Sterns up to 3–13 cm. long, usually many, decumbent, ± dichotomously branched, from a taproot.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 3·2–9 x 1·2–1·6 mm., alternate, linear to very narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, acute, shortly hirsute mainly beneath; margin incrassate, sparsely denticulate; midvein protruding beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, leafy, ± monochasial; pedicels up to 3–7 mm. long, shortly hirsute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium (4)8–nerved, shortly hirsute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes (3)4(5), 1·0–3·6 mm. long usually ± unequal, one often rudimentary, ± oblanceolate, denticulate, shortly hirsute mainly inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2–2·6 mm. long, pale blue, shortly (3)4–lobed, shortly hirsute or glabrescent outside; tube 1·6–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (3)4; filament–bases linear, glabrous or ciliate; anthers 0·7–0·8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subinferior, 2(–3)–locular; style shorter than the corolla, not thickened in the upper part, eglandular, glabrous below; lobes 2(3), c. 0·6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule almost spherical, 2(3)–locular, (4)8–nerved; valves short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·3–0·4 mm. long, elliptic in outline, ± irregularly angular, sometimes narrowly winged, almost smooth.

Native to:

Algeria, Cape Provinces, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Namibia, Senegal, Sudan, Zambia

Wahlenbergia campanuloides (Delile) Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dinter [598], Namibia K000229018 isotype

First published in Linnaea 38: 700 (1874)

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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Linnaea 38: 700 (1874).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of West Tropical 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 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