1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia tenuicaulis (Baker) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial; stems decumbent, branched or rarely simple, distinctly winged, up to 40 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Lower leaves opposite or subopposite, upper alternate, sessile or subsessile, broadly ovate, acute or shortly acuminate, basally rounded or subcordate, 3–10 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in few- to many- flowered terminal racemes up to 15 cm. long; pedicels spreading, filiform, up to 15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments 5, lanceolate, acuminate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, 5-nerved.
    Corolla
    Corolla subcampanulate, white, subpersistent in fruit; lobes 5, narrowly oblong; apex truncate, shortly mucronate to tridentate, 4–5 mm. long, 5-nerved.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform, bearded in the lower half. Anthers oblong, obtuse, 0.4–0.7 mm. long, Capsule about 1.5 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0.5–0.6 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Bogs, swamps and damp grassland; 1000–1800 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K5 T5 T8 U1 U3 U4 southwards to Southern Rhodesia, Natal and Madagascar.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Weakly erect or straggling perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems up to 35 cm. long or more, branched or rarely simple, with narrowly winged ribs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 5–10 mm. long, opposite or alternate, broadly ovate to ovate, the apex acute or mucronate, subsessile or shortly petiolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in short or long racemes or occasionally solitary and axillary, on pedicels 6–17 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes 2·5–4 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; lobes 3·5–5 .long, narrowly elliptic with apex truncate, mucronate or tridentate.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 2/3 long as petals, the filaments slender above, expanded below, here densely bearded, briefly connate, adnate to the corolla for c. 0·5 mm., lower part of corolla tube sometimes with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·4–0·7 mm. long, oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0·5–0·65 mm. long.

    Distribution

    Found In:

    Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lysimachia tenuicaulis (Baker) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 53 (2009)

    Literature

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    • (2006) Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps
    • (1983) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • (1971) Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi , Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles

    Sources

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