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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial; stems prostrate, much branched, rooting at lower nodes, up to 15 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves fleshy, alternate, broadly obovate, rounded and shortly apiculate, cuneate at the base; petiole 1–2 mm. long; lamina up to 7 × 5 mm.
    Flowers
    Flowers pentamerous, rather numerous, axillary mainly in the upper parts of stems and branches.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1–3 mm. long, erect at anthesis, reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments narrowly lanceolate, keeled; apex acute; margin hyaline; about as long as or slightly shorter than the corolla.
    Corolla
    Corolla subcampanulate, pale pink; lobes narrowly oblong, 3–3.5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Filaments glabrous, 2–2.2 mm. long, connate in their lower 2/5 in a tube, filiform above. Anthers obtuse, about 0.25 mm. long.
    Style
    Style about 1.8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, about 2 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3-angled, 0.6–0.7 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Wet places in upland grassland; 2250 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [8278], Tanzania Anagallis brevipes K000009132 holotype

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Primulaceae: 1-20.

    Sources

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0