1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia ovalis (Ruiz & Pav.) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Oman.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb 2–10 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems reddish, simple or branched.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–4 mm. long, alternate, elliptic, acute at apex, sessile.
    Flowers
    Flowers occurring at most nodes, on pedicels 3–6 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes 1–2 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale pink, very slightly longer than calyx; lobes elliptic, acute at apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 2/3 as long as petals, adnate to the corolla for 1/4–1/3 their length; filaments shortly connate at the base, free parts slender, glabrous; lower part of corolla–tube with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, globose, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0·2–0·3 mm. in diameter.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual; stem erect, simple or often branched above, angular, up to 25 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or subopposite, sessile, narrowly elliptic to broadly ovate, acute, basally cuneate, rounded or rarely subcordate, up to 10 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal racemes occupying the upper half of the stem and branches.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels filiform, ascending at anthesis, more or less spreading in fruit, up to 15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments 5, rarely 4, lanceolate, acuminate, 1.5–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, persistent and reddish in fruit, subcampanulate; lobes 5, rarely 4, narrowly oblong, acute, acuminate, truncate-apiculate or tridentate, 3-nerved, 1.7–4 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Filaments shortly adnate to the corolla-tube at the base; free part filiform, glabrous or bearded. Anthers ovoid, obtuse, 0.25 mm. long or less.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3angled, 0.30.45 mm. long.

    Distribution

    Found In:

    Angola, Argentina Northeast, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Florida, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Mali, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Queensland, Tanzania, Venezuela, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Lysimachia ovalis (Ruiz & Pav.) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 52 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • (2000) Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 85: 1-246

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    Sources

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