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.

Zimbabwe: 11 taxa.

Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albobadia HilliardN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
carvalhoi (Engl.) Hilliard[NrEnd][LR-lc]EDescription, Image
elegantissima (Schinz) HilliardN
fodina (Wild) Hilliard[End][LR-lc]N,C,SDescription, Image
fodina × huillana (Wild 6412)?S
grandiflora (Galpin) HilliardEDescription, Image
huillana (Diels) HilliardN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
micrantha (Klotzsch) HilliardN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
montana (Diels) HilliardS
myriantha Hilliard[End][LR-lc]N,W,CDescription
zambesica (R.E. Fr.) Hilliard[End][CR]W

Other sources of information about Jamesbrittenia:

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Flora of Botswana: Jamesbrittenia
Flora of Caprivi: Jamesbrittenia
Flora of Malawi: Jamesbrittenia
Flora of Mozambique: Jamesbrittenia
Flora of Zambia: Jamesbrittenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Jamesbrittenia

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Wikipedia: Jamesbrittenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Jamesbrittenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1269, retrieved 11 December 2023

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