Oxygonum schliebenii Mildbr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. & S. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A straggling, perhaps climbing, perennial.
Morphology Stem
Stems decumbent, rather woody towards the base, varying from densely pubescent with brown hairs to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Ocrea
Ocreae 0.5–0.7 mm. long, ± densely pubescent, membranous, terminally truncate with a fringe of rather wavy setae of similar length.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, rather like those of O. salicifolium, but broader, elliptic, lanceolate, or ovate-elliptic, 5–6 × 1.1–1.8 cm., very acute, terminally mucronate, marginally entire or slightly sinuous, the midrib of lower face often pale brown, glabrous or thinly pubescent on the midrib below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence slender, elongated, somewhat arcuate, 50 or more cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts glabrous, fringed with setae 1–1.25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels pubescent; those of male flowers 3–6 mm. long; those of hermaphrodite flowers noticeably very long, 17–24 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Tepals of long-styled flowers 2 mm. long, linear-lanceolate; styles (only long styles seen) 3.75 mm. long, connate for 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fusiform, densely pubescent when young, later glabrescent, up to 6 mm. long, armed at the centre with 3 spreading prickles, 3 mm. long, on the angles and with 1–3 intermediate subsidiary prickles up to 2 mm. long on each intervening face.
Habitat
“Roadsides”; perhaps a plant of disturbed ground; 0–1400 m.
Distribution
no certain records apart from the above and the type, but likely to be more widespread T7 T8

Native to:

Tanzania

Oxygonum schliebenii Mildbr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 103 (1938)

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

  • Mildbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 14: 103 (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