1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Genus: Farsetia Turra
      1. Species: Farsetia stenoptera Hochst.
        1. Farsetia stenoptera subsp. boivinii (E.Fourn.) Jonsell

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Chad, S. Ethiopia to E. & S. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Perennial herb or subshrub up to at least 75 cm. high, with numerous long ascending to nearly erect branches, densely hairy; stem basally woody, up to 3 mm. thick, with grey bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves scattered, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 15–50(–65) mm. long, 1–3.5 mm. broad, often with inrolled margins, very acute; petiole indistinct.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes with many flowers on 2–3 mm. long pedicels in open, soon elongate corymbs; in fruit very lax, up to 25 cm. long, with 2.5–6 mm. long erect to ascending pedicels.
    Calyx
    Sepals 7–9 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals whitish to purple, narrowly spathulate, 13–18 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. broad, obtuse.
    Filaments
    Long filaments linear.
    Nectaries
    Each lateral stamen surrounded at the base by a markedly swollen horseshoe-shaped nectary.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–5.5 mm. long, hairy all round, with distinct style and conical stigma.
    Fruits
    Siliqua linear, 22–42 mm. long, 1.5–2.6 mm. broad, sometimes slightly torulose; valves hairy; septum with predominant transverse to obliquely transverse fibres and large hyaline areas; style (including stigma) 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds (excluding wing) 1.2–2.5 mm. across; wing 0.1–0.5 mm. broad.
    Figures
    Fig. 11/1, p. 32.
    Habitat
    Open grassland on volcanic ash or sandy soil; 10–1300 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K6 K7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Farsetia stenoptera subsp. boivinii (E.Fourn.) Jonsell appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 25: 95 (1986)

    Accepted by

    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.

    Sources

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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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