Crepidorhopalon droseroides Eb.Fisch., Wursten & I.Darbysh.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (4)

Crepidorhopalon droseroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Crepidorhopalon droseroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Crepidorhopalon droseroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Crepidorhopalon droseroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Rare and local
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herbs, up to 13–15 mm tall. Leaves, stems, pedicels and calyx densely covered with up to 0.34–0.4 mm long capitate sticky glandular hairs. Stems erect, quadrangular, up to 13 mm long, up to 0.32 mm in diameter. Leaves sessile, lamina broadly ovate, acuminate at apex, 3.7–4.56 × 2.9–3.55 mm, with entire margin, only midnerve visible. Inflorescence terminal, racemose, with 1–2 flowers borne in axils of leaf-like bracts. Bracts ovate, acute, 2.85–2.92 × 1.4–1.55 mm. Pedicel 2.93–5.16 mm long. Calyx 5-lobed, campanulate, glandular-pubescent, 1.85–2.1 mm long, lobes acute, 1.8–2.05 mm long, margins entire. Corolla up to 4 mm long, white with four bluish marks on lower lip at throat and yellow globose hairs of c. 0.05 mm length on a multicellular base, tube 2.9 mm long, inside with dense glandular hairs at base of staminal veins, upper lip with 2 acute lobes up to 0.15 mm long, 1.4 × 1.2 mm, inside with scattered glandular hairs, lower lip tripartite, up to 3.1 mm long, middle lobe 2.3–2.5 × 1.7–1.8 mm, rounded-obtuse, margin minutely fringed, lateral lobes 1.8–2 × 1–1.1 mm, rounded-obtuse. Stamens 4, filaments of the abaxial pair 1.5 mm long, with basal rounded deep yellow spur-like bosses up to 0.15 mm long covered by short glandular hairs, with 0.35–0.37 mm long rounded anthers, filaments of adaxial pair 0.7 mm long, with obtuse anthers 0.37 mm long. Ovary 1.2–1.5 × 0.7 mm, with straight to slightly curved, filiform style, 2.5 mm long, glabrous. Capsule and seeds not known.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: droseroides: like a Drosera, referring to the densely, sticky glandular and insect catching habit of these plants.
Habitat: Growing on open black cotton soil in a seasonally dry dambo area in miombo woodland dominated by Brachystegia spiciformis.
Altitude range: 240 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only known from the type location in Cheringoma, Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Tuesday 18 July 2023
Literature:

Fischer, E., Wursten, B. & Darbyshire, I. (2023). A new and possibly carnivorous species of Crepidorhopalon (Linderniaceae) from Mozambique Phytotaxa 603(2) Pages 191 - 198. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Crepidorhopalon droseroides:

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crepidorhopalon droseroides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=238230, retrieved 16 July 2024

Site software last modified: 24 September 2019 10:58am
Terms of use