1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dopatrium Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.
      1. Dopatrium stachytarphetoides Engl. & Gilg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to Angola.

    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Erect, glabrous herb, 10–35(50) cm. tall; stem simple or only branched within inflorescence, somewhat fleshy.
    Stamens
    Lower and basal leaves 9–35(58) x 1.5–4.5(7) mm., oblong, obtuse, sessile, entire; cauline leaves 2–8 x 1–2.5 mm., becoming small above, distant, broadly ovate, connate at base up to midway, in some cases forming distinct sheath.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in axils of inflorescence bracts, mauve, violet-blue to purple, forming terminal, few-branched, panicle.
    Bracts
    Bracts like upper cauline leaves but smaller.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 3–7 mm. long, slender.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–5(6.5) mm. long; lobes 1–1.5(2.5) mm. long, broadly lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube 11–14 mm. long, slender, cylindric, gibbous-geniculate at apex; upper lip bilobed; lower lip broadly trilobed, 9–12 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4–5 mm. long, 2–3 mm. in diam., ellipsoid.
    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Type
    Type: Angola, between Kubano and Mundongo, Baum 923 (K!, lecto.; BM!, BR, S, isolecto.)
    Habit
    Annual herb up to 45 cm high.
    Stem
    Stems erect, fleshy, glabrous, simple or sparingly branched, and branching only within the inflorescence
    Leaves
    Basal leaves oblong-ovate, 9–12 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, sessile, apex acute, margins entire; cauline leaves reduced and scale-like, ± 2 mm long, distantly placed, connate at the base
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a lax, few-flowered terminal panicle
    Bracts
    Bracts ± 1.5 mm.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels slender, 2–3 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, 3.5–4.5 mm long, teeth ± 1 mm long, rounded
    Corolla
    Corolla mauve to purple; corolla tube cylindrical, 11–13 mm long, ± dilated at apex under the limb, upper lip bilobed ± 3 mm long, lower-lip trilobed, 7–8 mm long
    Fruits
    Capsule ellipsoid, ± 4 mm long
    Figures
    Fig 19: 4–6, p 52
    Ecology
    In shallow pools on rocky outcrops; ± 1100 m
    Conservation
    Known from a single collection in the Flora area, elsewhere widespread and of Least Concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T4 Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Angola, Zambia
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Dopatrium stachytarphetoides Engl. & Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4617], Zambia 2556.000
    Bidgood, S. [5798], Tanzania K000468627

    First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 362 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Fischer, E. (1999). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Scrophulariaceae: 1-217. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F.A.C. Scrophulariaceae: 46, pl. 16 (1999).
    • Nord. J. Bot. 17(5): 552, fig. 20, (1997)
    • F.Z.: 8(2): 53, t. 20/B1–3 (1990)
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 326 (1906)
    • Warb., Kunene-Samb. Exped. Baum: 362 (1903)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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