Isotype of Macrosiphon fistulosus Hochst. [family RUBIACEAE ] Verified by Not on sheet, Rhamphicarpa fistulosa (Hochst.) Benth. [family SCROPHULARIACEAE ] (stored under name); Verified by Hansen Ove J., 1974
Entry for RHAMPHICARPA fistulosa Benth. [family SCROPHULARIACEAE]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)
Flora Capensis, Vol 4, page 121, (1904) Author: By W. P. HIERN, F.R.S.
RHAMPHICARPA fistulosa Benth. [family SCROPHULARIACEAE], in DC. Prodr, x. 504
RHAMPHICARPA longiflora Benth. [family SCROPHULARIACEAE], in Hook. Comp. Bot. Mag. i. 368, partly, not of Benth. in DC, l.c.
Macrosiphon fistulosus Hochst. [family RUBIACEAE], in Flora, 1841, i. 374.
Macrosiphon elongatus Hochst. [family RUBIACEAE], l. c.
an annual herb, slightly glandular-puberulous, otherwise glabrous, shining, simple or divaricately branched, erect at first or in flower, afterwards especially in fruit decumbent or ascending, 1/2–2 ft. high, yellowish-green when alive, quickly turning black in drying; stem sulcate; branches opposite, sulcate, slender; leaves opposite or subopposite, pinnatisect, 1/2–2 1/4 in. long; segments filiform, fistular, distant, spreading, 1/8–1 1/8 in. long, with small whitish lenticular or oblong warty tubercles; flowers axillary, several, about 1 1/2 in. long, sulphur-yellow or pale-rosy; peduncles 1/20– 1/6 in. long, bibracteolate at or below the apex; bracteoles filiform, about 1/8 in. long, spreading; calyx campanulate, at length saucer-shaped, deeply 5-lobed; segments from an ovate concave base abruptly produced into an erect or at length spreading acumen, 1/5– 3/5 in. long; Corolla-tube very slender, cylindrical, funnel-shaped towards the apex, about 1 1/2 in. lung, straight or nearly so; limb very delicate, openly spreading-hemispherical, veined, 1/2– 2/3 in. in diam.; lobes 5, rounded, about 1/4 in. in diam.; stamens shortly included within the Corolla-tube; anthers narrowly oblong, about 1/12 in. long; style equalling the stamens; stigma club-shaped, somewhat hairy-glandular, erect; ovary conical, somewhat compressed, glabrous; capsule obliquely rounded at the base, beaked, somewhat compressed, 3/8– 1/2 in. long. null
Also in Tropical Africa.
EASTERN REGION Natal; between Greytown and Newcastle, Wilms, 2221!KALAHARI REGION Transvaal; Boshveld, Buckenhouts Kloof Spruit, Rehmann, 4786! near Lydenburg, Wilms, 1087! Marabas Stad, Schlechter, 4693!