Selago caerulea Rolfe

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Synonyms: Selago tenuicaulis Rolfe
thomsonii Rolfe var. caerulea (Rolfe) Brenan
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Status: Uncertain
Notes: Although the type specimen is cited to be from Nyika by Hilliard (1999: 231) no further specimens are given to substantiate a distribution. It is noted that specimens cited elsewhere under this name or the synonym S. thomsonii var. caerulea do in fact belong to S. blantyrensis (for southern Malawi) or to S. viscosa (for northern Malawi including Nyika).
Derivation of specific name: caerulea: term used for various shades of blue, e.g. sky-blue or dark blue
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Worldwide distribution: The distribution and occurrence of this species is uncertain and doubtful.
Malawi distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 270.

Hilliard, O.M. (1999). The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) Kew Publishing Pages 231 - 232.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 170 - 171. as Selago thomsonii caerulea

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Selago caerulea., retrieved 18 October 2021

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