1. Family: Tecophilaeaceae Leyb.
    1. Genus: Cyanastrum Oliv.
      1. Cyanastrum goetzeanum Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central & SE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Tecophilaeaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

    Habit
    Tubers up to 2 cm. across.
    Cataphylls
    Cataphylls 1–2, the outer ± 2 cm. long, the inner 7 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade ovate-orbicular and deeply cordate, up to 8.5 cm. long measured along the midrib, 10 cm. wide, with lobes 5 cm. long; petiole up to 18 cm. long.
    Stem
    Flowering stem up to 26 cm. high, appearing as the leaves begin to unroll.
    Bracts
    Stem-bracts 2–3, the lower sheathing, up to 4 cm. long, the uppermost usually free, up to 2.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Nodes of inflorescence 3–6; secondary peduncles nearly all 2-flowered but sometimes only one flower developing, with the pedicels 4–8 mm. long; floral bracts linear, 2–8 mm. long.
    Perianth
    Perianth blue (or white, fide Engler); lobes 10–12 × 3–4 mm.
    Stamens
    Anthers linear, 4–5 mm. long; pore terminal; filaments 1.5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style 6–8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.
    Habitat
    Little known, but does occur near streams, probably shady margins of riverine forest; 380–600 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T7 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Cyanastrum goetzeanum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 359 (1900)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Carter, S. (1966). Tecophilaeaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-7.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 359 (1900).

    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/
    © 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