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 is native to Africa.


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

    Annual; stems erect, simple or rarely branched above, 3–12 cm. high, tinged reddish at base.
    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 in a terminal corymbiform raceme which elongates slightly in fruit; pedicels ascending, filiform, up to 1 cm. long.
    Calyx-segments narrowly lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, acuminate and with a narrow hyaline margin.
    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.
    Filaments filiform, about 2 mm. long, glabrous above, bearded below; anthers globose, obtuse, about 0.3 mm. long.
    Ovary sparsely papillose; style about 1.2 mm. long.
    Capsule about 1.5 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds numerous, about 0.35 mm. long.
    Seasonally flooded places, flowering as the water-level subsides at the beginning of the dry season; 1000 m.

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

    Erect annual herb 3–9 cm. tall.
    Stems reddish, simple or branched.
    Leaves up to 7 cm. long, opposite below, alternate above, subulate.
    Flowers present at most nodes, on pedicels 4–8 mm. long.
    Calyx–lobes 2·2–2·5 mm. long, lanceolate.
    Corolla white or pale cream; tube c. 0·5 mm. long, lobes c. 2·5 mm. long, elliptic, the apex acuminate or tridentate.
    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.
    Fruit c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Seeds c. 0·3 mm. long.


    Found In:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)


    • [1] (1971) Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi , Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles


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