Oxygonum hirtum Peter

This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Polygonaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A subglaucous, little-branched herb, minutely pubescent throughout, ± 60 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems slender; internodes 3.5–4 cm.
Morphology Leaves Ocrea
Ocreae 7 mm. long, not tightly appressed, terminally fringed with setae 7–9 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–4 × 1.5–2 cm., elliptic-ovate but deeply incised and irregularly dentate, attenuate at each end, shortly puberulous.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles up to 15 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence elongate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 3.5–4 cm. apart.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 5–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–5 mm. long; tepals oblong, pubescent, narrowly winged at the back.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 8 mm. long, with 3 horizontal prickles 3 mm. long.
Habitat
Unknown; about 900 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Oxygonum hirtum Peter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 40(2, Anh.): 18 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Peter in Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 188 (1932)
  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika, anh: 18, t .22/1 (1938).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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