1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia acuminata (Welw. ex Schinz) U.Manns & Anderb.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual; stems erect, simple or rarely branched above, 3–12 cm. high, tinged reddish at base.
    Leaves
    Lower leaves opposite, upper alternate, narrowly linear, 2–7 mm. long, less than 0.5 mm. wide, the upper ones acute, the lower tipped with a small black gland.
    Flowers
    Flowers in a terminal corymbiform raceme which elongates slightly in fruit; pedicels ascending, filiform, up to 1 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments narrowly lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, acuminate and with a narrow hyaline margin.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, about 3 mm. long; lobes (spreading in sunlight) narrowly oblong, about 0.6 mm. wide, apically truncate and shortly mucronate or tridentate, 3-nerved.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform, about 2 mm. long, glabrous above, bearded below; anthers globose, obtuse, about 0.3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary sparsely papillose; style about 1.2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule about 1.5 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, about 0.35 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Seasonally flooded places, flowering as the water-level subsides at the beginning of the dry season; 1000 m.
    Distribution
    T8
    [FZ]

    Primulaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Erect annual herb 3–9 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems reddish, simple or branched.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 7 cm. long, opposite below, alternate above, subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers present at most nodes, on pedicels 4–8 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes 2·2–2·5 mm. long, lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or pale cream; tube c. 0·5 mm. long, lobes c. 2·5 mm. long, elliptic, the apex acuminate or tridentate.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. j as long as the petals; filaments slender above, expanded below, not connate, adnate to corolla for 0·5 mm., bearded in lower half; lower part of corolla–tube usually with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·2–0·25 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 0·3 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lysimachia acuminata (Welw. ex Schinz) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10856], Tanzania Anagallis acuminata 2501.000
    Welwitsch, F.M.J. [275], Angola Anagallis acuminata K000009128 Unknown type material

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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