1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia kochii (H.E.Hess) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Zambia, Zaire and Angola.


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

    Aquatic ?annual.
    Stems up to 45 cm. or more, fleshy, simple, the lower leafy part submerged, the inflorescence held erect above the water surface.
    Leaves 2–5 cm. long capillary; insertion very irregular, leaves sometimes in groups of 2 or 3.
    Inflorescence a terminal raceme.
    Pedicels up to 3·5 cm. long, each subtended by a subulate bract; bracts c. 14 mm. long at base of raceme, decreasing to c. 2 mm. at apex.
    Calyx–lobes c. 2 mm. long, lanceolate.
    Corolla lobes 4–5 mm. long, white marked with fine mauve lines, elliptic, obtuse at apex.
    Stamens 1/2–2/3 as long as petals, filaments adnate to corolla at base, otherwise free, conspicuously bearded in the lower half; anthers c. 0·7 mm. long.
    Capsule c. 3 mm. long, globose, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Mature seeds 0·5 mm. long.


    Found In:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Lysimachia kochii (H.E.Hess) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 52 (2009)


    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    • (1971) Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi , Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles


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