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

        This species is accepted, and is native to Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.


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

    Perennial; stems prostrate, simple or rarely branched, pink and rather fleshy, rooting at the lower nodes, up to 60 cm. long.
    Leaves spreading, rather fleshy, opposite or rarely alternate, ovate, shortly petiolate, acute, rounded at the base; petiole up to 2 mm. long; lamina up to 25 × 10 mm.
    Flowers rather few, axillary, solitary, long-pedicellate; pedicels filiform, erect at anthesis and up to 3 cm. long, reflexed and up to 6 cm. long in fruit.
    Calyx-segments 6 (rarely 5 or up to 8), lanceolate, acute, 4.5–6 mm. long.
    Corolla pink or white, subcampanulate, deeply 6- (rarely 5- or up to 8-) lobed; lobes oblong 9–12 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, 7–11-nerved, rounded.
    Filaments about 3/4 length of corolla, dilated and bearded in the lower 1/3, filiform above; anthers obtuse.
    Capsule globose, about 3 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds 0.8–1.0 mm. long.
    Bogs and marshes in upland grassland; 2100–2600 m.
    K3 K4 K5 T7


    Found In:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

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

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 52 (2009)


    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    • (1958) Flora of Tropical East Africa , Primulaceae: 1-20


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