1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia serpens (Hochst. ex Duby) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Zimbabwe.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial (or ? annual); stems prostrate, closely adpressed to the ground and rooting at the nodes, simple or slightly branched, rather fleshy, pink, up to 40 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves numerous, rather fleshy, spreading or suberect, opposite or alternate, usually ± obovate but varying from narrowly oblanceolate to suborbicular, acute or obtuse, cuneate into a short petiole; lamina 4–17 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually rather few, solitary, axillary, pedicellate; pedicels erect, rather fleshy, often recurved in fruit, variable in length, up to 25 mm.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments 5, lanceolate, acute, 2–7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pink, campanulate, 3–15 mm. long, deeply 5-lobed; lobes obovate, rounded.
    Stamens
    Filaments glabrous, filiform, sometimes somewhat dilated in the lower half, usually about 1/2 length of corolla; anthers obtuse.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, 2–5 mm. in diameter.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe

    Lysimachia serpens (Hochst. ex Duby) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 53 (2009)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0