1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Saintpauliopsis Staner
      1. Saintpauliopsis lebrunii Staner

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon to Tanzania, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

    Acanthaceae (part 1), Kaj Vollesen, Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2008

    Habit
    Perennial herb, sometimes mat-forming; stems creeping and rooting at nodes, up to 10 cm long, puberulous to pubescent with many-celled purplish tinged hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves pale beneath, crowded at points of rooting or towards end of stems, petiole up to 4 cm long, lamina ovate to elliptic or broadly so to orbicular, largest 2–3.3 × 1–2 cm, apex broadly rounded to subacute, base truncate to cordate; puberulous to pubescent or sparsely so (densest along veins) with many-celled purplish tinged hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 2–10 cm long (rarely reduced to a single flower) of which the peduncle (0–)1–6 cm; peduncle and axis puberulous; pedicels 2–13 mm long; bracts lanceolate, 1–2 mm long, ciliate; bracteoles lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, with many-celled crisped hairs.
    Calyx
    Calyx divided to within 0.5 mm of base; dorsal and two ventral sepals lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, with many-celled crisped hairs, two lateral sepals narrowly triangular, 1–2 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white to pale blue, 6–8 mm long, glabrous outside; tube 3–4 mm long, glabrous inside; upper lip 2–3 mm long; lateral lobes of lower lip held vertically, oblong, 3–4 mm long, median lobe deflexed, broadly elliptic to circular, 3–4 mm long.
    Filaments
    Filaments glabrous, 2–3 mm long; anthers glabrous, 0.5–1 mm long; tails ± 0.5 mm long, minutely puberulous.
    Ovary
    Ovary with a few hairs apically.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 3 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 3.
    Ecology
    Forest floor, tree roots or mossy banks in wet montane forest; 1400–1800 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T6 T7 Range: Gabon, Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi Range: Tanzania. Range: Gabon, Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Gabon, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Saintpauliopsis lebrunii Staner appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Lovett, J. [310], Tanzania 53843.000
    Congdon, T.C.E. [570], Tanzania K001295735
    Humbert, H. [7625], Congo, DRC K000393809 isotype

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 13: 8 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Daniel, T.D. & McDade, L.A. (2014). Nelsonioideae (Lamiales: Acanthaceae): revision of genera and catalog of species Aliso 32: 1-45.
    • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Daniel, T.D. & McDade, L.A. (2014). Nelsonioideae (Lamiales: Acanthaceae): revision of genera and catalog of species Aliso 32: 1-45.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lebrun & Stork, Enum. Pl. Afr. Trop. 4: 502 (1997).
    • Distrib. Pl. Afr. 40: map 1321 (1994)
    • B.J.B.B. 61: 154 (1991)
    • Fl. Rwanda 3: 484 (1985)
    • B.J.B.B. 13: 8 (1934)

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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