Isoglossa perdita I. Darbysh.

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Frequency: Only known from the type specimen.
Shrub 1–2 m tall. Main leaves more or less elliptic; margin entire; leaves subtending inflorescences sessile, ovate to ovate-elliptic, 25–78 mm, shallowly cordate at the base, with scattered above. Flowers with corolla pinkish-white, 12.3–14 mm long, pubescent outside; tube 7.5–8.2 mm long, cylindric and abruptly widening in a throat; upper lip broadly triangular and hooded, 4–5 mm long, 2-lobed at the apex; lower lip 3-lobed, 5–5.8 mm long, palate somewhat raised with a herring-bone pattern, hairless. glabrous. Capsule 18–19 mm long, stipitate, hairless.
Derivation of specific name: perdita: meaning “lost”, referring to the fact that the holotype collection was long lost, and also that this species may well be lost due to destruction of its forest habitat.
Habitat: In shade near a stream in moist submontane rainforest.
Altitude range: 1300 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from Mt Mulanje, Southern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Extinct?
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Darbyshire, I., Polhill, R.M., Magombo, Z. & Timberlake, J.R. (2021). Two new species from the mountains of southern Malawi and northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 76(1) onli Pages 2 - 4. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Isoglossa perdita
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Isoglossa perdita
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Isoglossa perdita
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Isoglossa perdita
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iNaturalist: Isoglossa perdita
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Isoglossa perdita
JSTOR Plant Science: Isoglossa perdita
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Isoglossa perdita
Plants of the World Online: Isoglossa perdita
Tropicos: Isoglossa perdita
Wikipedia: Isoglossa perdita

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Isoglossa perdita., retrieved 16 April 2024

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