According to Flora of Tropical East Africa under the synonym Anagallis djalonis[FTEA]
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
According to Flora of West Tropical Africa under the synonym Anagallis djalonis[FWTA]
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.
According to Flora Zambesiaca under the synonym Anagallis djalonis[FZ]
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.
First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)
Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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