1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia barbata (P.Taylor) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Africa and Brazil South.


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

    Erect or ascending annual herb 4–20 cm. tall.
    Stems reddish, simple or branched.
    Leaves 3–9 mm. long, alternate or subopposite, lanceolate to ovate, sessile.
    Flowers borne at most nodes or the upper ones, on pedicels 3–5 mm. long.
    Calyx–lobes 1·5–2·5 mm. long, ovate–acuminate.
    Corolla white or pale pink, slightly exceeding calyx, the lobes oblong–elliptic, acute or minutely 3–toothed at apex.
    Stamens 3/4–5/6 as long as petals, adnate to the corolla for 1/8–1/6 their length; filaments shortly connate at the base, free parts slender, bearded; lower part of the corolla–tube with conspicuous red granules; anthers c. 0·25 mm. long.
    Fruit c. 2 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Seeds 0·2–0·3 mm. long.


    Found In:

    Angola, Brazil South, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced Into:

    Brazil Southeast

    Lysimachia barbata (P.Taylor) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Mar 1, 2012 Festo, L. [2741], Kenya K000662278

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)


    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated) Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção . http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986) Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali . Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux
    • (1983) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • (1971) Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi , Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles
    • (1963) Flora of West Tropical Africa , ed. 2, 2: 1-544


    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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