7519.010 Jamesbrittenia Kuntze

Hilliard, O.M. (1994) The Manuleae. A tribe of the Scrophulariaceae Edinburgh University Press

Description of the genus

Shrubs, suffrutices, perennial or annual herbs, glandular and often aromatic. Leaves opposite, often alternate above, sometimes ± fasciculate, simple or deeply divided. Inflorescence racemose with flowers solitary in axils. Calyx 5-lobed, divided almost to base. Corolla tube always cylindric below, abruptly expanded near apex; in throat a broad transverse band of clavate hairs; lobes spreading. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers usually included; posticous filaments decurrent down corolla tube, often to base, pubescent. Stigma exserted, usually tongue-shaped, with 2 marginal bands of papillae. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds with reticulate testa.

Derivation of name: The genus was created, in 1891, by Otto Kunze, after James Britten, then Keeper of Botany at the British Museum (NH).

Worldwide: Mainly Africa, from Angola and Zambia southwards, but with one species, J. dissecta, ranging from Egypt and the Sudan to the Indian subcontinent.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albobadia HilliardCDescription, Image
elegantissima (Schinz) Hilliard
micrantha (Klotzsch) HilliardCDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Jamesbrittenia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1269, retrieved 8 February 2023

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