1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia djalonis (A.Chev.) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Africa.


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

    Annual; stem erect, simple or branched from near the base, angular, with the angles narrowly winged, up to 20 cm. tall (in West Africa, usually 5–10 cm. in East Africa).
    Leaves alternate, obovate-spathulate, shortly petiolate; petiole 2–5 mm. long; lamina up to 15 × 10 mm.
    Flowers solitary, axillary, numerous throughout the length of the stem and branches.
    Pedicels filiform, ascending at anthesis, spreading in fruit, up to 20 mm. long.
    Calyx-segments 5 or 4, lanceolate, acuminate, about 2 mm. long.
    Corolla white, persistent and reddish in fruit; lobes 5 or 4, oblong, rounded or sub-acute, sometimes very obscurely denticulate, 3-nerved, 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Filaments adnate to the corolla-tube for about 1/3–1/2 their length; free part dilated, deltoid, glabrous; anthers obtuse.
    Seeds 3-angled, 0.45–0.6 mm. long.
    Damp bare earth; 1000–1800 m.
    K3 T7 T8

    Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Erect annual herb to 6 in.
    Flowers white
    In damp places, usually at high altitudes.

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

    Erect tufted annual herb 3–9 cm. tall.
    Stem simple or branched from the base.
    Leaves 5–13 mm. long, alternate, broadly spathulate, the apex acute, the base tapering abruptly into a short slender petiole.
    Flowers occurring at most nodes, on pedicels 6–9 mm. long.
    Calyx–lobes 2–2·5 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
    Corolla white or pale pink, equalling or slightly shorter than calyx; lobes elliptic, acute at apex.
    Stamens c. 2/3 the length of the petals, adnate to the corolla for 1/3–1/2 their length; filaments shortly connate at the base, free parts either slender or flattened, glabrous; lower part of corolla–tube with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·15 mm. long.
    Fruit c. 2·5 mm. in diameter, globose, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Seeds (0·4) 0·45–0·65 mm. long.


    Found In:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

    Lysimachia djalonis (A.Chev.) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)


    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015) The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan . Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • (2006) Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984) Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn
    • (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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