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Acanthaceae: Hypoestes inconsipicua

Dr I.B.Balfour, December 1874

Species

Hypoestes inconspicua

Original Distribution

Rodrigues

Extinction Data

1997 IUCN Threatened

Description

Herb, procumbent, small, slender, young parts with appressed hairs. Leaves opposite, 6-9 mm long, oblong or obovate, simple, apex obtuse, base cunate; petiole 6-9 mm long. Flower irregulars, solitary, nearly sessile, axillary. Involucres densely pilose <6 mm long, comprised of four segments. Calyx five lobes, small, deltoid. Corolla with long narrowly funnel-shaped tube as long as involucre, upper lip arching , lower deflexed and three lobed. Stamens 2. Ovary inferior, two celled. Fruit capsule four-seeded.

Number of Specimens at Kew

1

Specimen Type (Y/N)

Y

Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K000379146

Collector

Dr I.B.Balfour

Date Collected

December 1874