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  1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Stachys L.
      1. Stachys kulalensis Sebsebe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Kenya (Mt. Kulal).


    Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Stachys, Y.B. Harvey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Type: Kenya, Northern Frontier District: Mt Kulal, Gatab village area, Hepper & Jaeger 6821 (K!, holo.; K!, iso.)
    Erect perennial or rather shrubby herb to 0.9 m high
    Older stems roundedquadrangular, with dendroid and stellate hairs denser above
    Leaves ovate, 1.5–8 × 1–4 cm, crenate, apex acute, base cordate, pubescent, upper surface covered with biramous and or simple jointed hairs, lower surface covered with dendroid and occasionally stellate hairs; petioles 2–17 mm long, covered with dendroid hairs
    Inflorescence terminal, lax; verticils 0.5–5 cm apart, 6-flowered; bracts smaller but similar to cauline leaves except attenuate at base; bracteoles subulate, 1–1.5 mm long, with scattered dendroid hairs; pedicels 1.5–3 mm, scattered dendroid hairs
    Calyx patent or slightly ascending, funnel-shaped, gradually or suddenly dilating towards throat, with dendroid hairs, and occasionally long simple hairs between the teeth, 6–7 mm long at anthesis; teeth triangular-lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm long; fruiting calyx enlarged to 8 mm long, 10-veined
    Corolla white with a green or pink tinge, with dendroid hairs, tube 5–6 mm long, straight, interior with band of hairs at midpoint; anterior lip 7–8 mm long, slightly deflexed, posterior lip 3–5 mm long, with dendroid hairs on outer surface
    Nutlets dark brown, broadly ovoid, 2–2.5 mm long, glabrous.
    Open glades and thickets of former Juniperus forest; ± 2000 m
    Only known from Mt Kulal, assessed at least vulnerable (VU D2), but perhaps more threatened.
    Stachys kulalensis is unlikely to be confused with other species that occur in K 1 since it is the only Stachys that occurs on Mt Kulal.
    Flora districts: K1 Range: Not known elsewhere



    Other Data

    Stachys kulalensis Sebsebe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1991 Herlocker [H-269], Kenya K000434982
    Hepper, F.N. [6820], Kenya K000434981
    Hepper, F.N. [6820], Kenya K000434980
    Hepper, F. [6821], Kenya K000193103 Unknown type material
    Hepper, F. [6821], Kenya K000193102


    First published in Kew Bull. 48: 115 (1993)

    Accepted by

    • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
    • Krestovskaya, T.V. (2005). On species of the genus Stachys (Lamiaceae) section Ambleia from Africa Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 90: 1445-1462.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • K.B. 48: 115, fig. 1 (1993)
    • Harley & Reynolds (eds), Adv. Lab. Sci.: 154, t. 1 (1992), nom. nud.


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