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.


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

    Stems few to numerous, erect or decumbent, up to 1 m. high.
    Leaves subopposite or alternate, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, acute, auriculate at the base.
    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-lobes oblong, obtuse or acute, 3–4 mm. long at anthesis, 4–5 mm. long in fruit.
    Corolla as long as or longer than the calyx.
    Style 2–3 mm. long.
    Capsule globuse, 3–4 mm. in diameter.
    Upland grassland; 1200–2400 m.
    not known elsewhere K3 K4 K5 K6 T2


    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


    • [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).


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