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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

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Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Type
Type from Namibia.
Morphology Stem
Stem reddish-brown, prostate or ascending, glabrous Stem reddish-brown, prostate or ascending, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina 2–6 × 0.4–1.3 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, acute at the apex, basally attenuate into the petiole, with appressed hairs when young, the oldest leaves glabrescent and with bristles on the midrib of the undersurface and margins Leaf lamina 2–6 × 0.4–1.3 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, acute at the apex, basally attenuate into the petiole, with appressed hairs when young, the oldest leaves glabrescent and with bristles on the midrib of the undersurface and margins.
Morphology Leaves Ocrea
Ocrea reddish, up to 2 cm long, membranous, with appressed strigose hairs, truncate, generally with some cilia Ocrea reddish, up to 2 cm long, membranous, with appressed strigose hairs, truncate, generally with some cilia.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate in fascicles of 2–3; fascicles surrounded by bracts and borne in ± dense pedunculate spiciform racemes 2–4 cm long; peduncles 1.5–2 cm long, stout, in pairs from uppermost ocrea, with stalked reddish glands; bracts reddish, with obtuse to rounded apex, glabrous outside, margins glabrous Flowers pedicellate in fascicles of 2–3; fascicles surrounded by bracts and borne in ± dense pedunculate spiciform racemes 2–4 cm long; peduncles 1.5–2 cm long, stout, in pairs from uppermost ocrea, with stalked reddish glands; bracts reddish, with obtuse to rounded apex, glabrous outside, margins glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth pink in bud, white when open turning rust-brown, 3–4 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes 2–3 mm long, oblong-elliptic. Stamens 6–9; filaments 2–2.5 mm long; anthers pink turning white, 0.5 mm long, oblong-ellipsoid Perianth pink in bud, white when open turning rust-brown, 3–4 mm long, 5-lobed; lobes 2–3 mm long, oblong-elliptic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1.5–2 mm in diameter, globose, ± compressed; styles 2, united at or shortly below the middle
Ecology
Growing at edge of dam in short grasses where water had receded; up to 1360 m.
Distribution
Also in Angola and Namibia. Zimbabwe ZAM N, ZIM W, ZIM C Zambia
Morphology General Habit
Perennial straggling or erect herb. Perennial straggling or erect herb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–9; filaments 2–2.5 mm long; anthers pink turning white, 0.5 mm long, oblong-ellipsoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1.5–2 mm in diameter, globose, ± compressed; styles 2, united at or shortly below the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nut dark brown to shiny black, 2–2.5 mm in diameter, biconvex-lenticular, slightly rugose. Nut dark brown to shiny black, 2–2.5 mm in diameter, biconvex-lenticular, slightly rugose.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Persicaria hystricula (J.Schust.) Soják appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Preslia 46: 153 (1974)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Preslia 46: 153 (1974).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0