Ammannia moggii (A.Fern.) S.A.Graham & Gandhi

First published in Harvard Pap. Bot. 18: 78 (2013)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mozambique. It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/149257990/153685939

Conservation
CR - critically endangered
[IUCN]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Lythraceae, A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Decumbent or sometimes erect glabrous herb up to 8 cm. high.
Morphology Stem
Creeping stems subterete, rooting at the lower nodes, the erect ones narrowly 4-winged.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 4–7 x 2–2·5 mm., decussate, elliptic or slightly obovate, rounded at the apex, with margin minutely scabrous, tapering to the base into a short petiole, yellowish green, penninerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Dichasia 1(3)-flowered, sessile or with peduncle up to 2 mm. long; pedicels 3–4 mm. long, slender, bracteolate at the base, the bracteoles c. 1 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2·5 mm. long, turbinate-campanulate, 8-ribbed; lobes 1·5 mm. broad and 0·5 mm. high, triangular; appendages spreading, as long as the calyx-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 3 x 3 mm., purple, roundish, veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8, inserted slightly above the bottom of the calyx-tube, the episepalous with filaments c. 2·5 mm. long, exceeding the lobes by c. 1 mm., the epipetalous with filaments c. 1–5 mm. long, included.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary c. 1–25 x 1–1 mm., 2-locular, ovoid; style c. 1–5 mm. long, attaining the apex of the calyx-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, included or slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 0–5 mm., brownish, concave-convex.
[FZ]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0