1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia volkensii Engl.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

    Habit
    Stems few to numerous, erect or decumbent, up to 1 m. high.
    Leaves
    Leaves subopposite or alternate, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, acute, auriculate at the base.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 2–25 cm. long, usually congested at anthesis, lax in fruit; pedicels ascending, up to 5 mm. long at anthesis, elongating in fruit up to 20 mm.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes oblong, obtuse or acute, 3–4 mm. long at anthesis, 4–5 mm. long in fruit.
    Corolla
    Corolla as long as or longer than the calyx.
    Style
    Style 2–3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule globuse, 3–4 mm. in diameter.

    Distribution

    Found In:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Lysimachia volkensii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Volkens, G. [533], Tanzania K000225811 Unknown type material

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 304 (1895)

    Accepted in:

    • [1] (2006) Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps
    • [2] (1958) Flora of Tropical East Africa , Primulaceae: 1-20

    Literature

    • [3] P. Tayl. in Kew Bulletin 1958 : 144 (1958).
    • [4] Pax & Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 237 : 291 (1905).
    • [5] Engl., Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C : 304 (1895).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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