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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Eritrea and S. Africa, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A branched herb to 4 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or pink
Ecology
In grassland.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Robust perennial herb up to 1 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect or decumbent, terete, reddish, leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 6 x 1·5 cm. (in F.Z. area), broadly to narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, ± epetiolate, often shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate, obtuse or cordate at the base; lamina surfaces and margin almost always dotted with irregular blackish glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes up to 30 cm. long, spicate, lax or congested, terminal and axillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels up to 5 mm. long (in fruit), each subtended by a bract 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers covered with short–stalked glands on all parts, especially on inner surface of calyx and corolla and on stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx divided almost to the base; lobes c. 2·5 mm. long, oblong–elliptic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 3·8 mm. long, campanulate, white, pink or mauve; lobes equalling or slightly longer than calyx, elliptic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2 mm. long, inserted in a ring below the corolla lobes; connective produced above the anther into a fleshy apiculus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary c. 1 mm. long, globose, with style c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3–4(5) mm. in diameter, globose, dehiscing by 5 valves, these remaining erect, not recurving.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·8–1 mm. long, ± tetrahedral, blackish, smooth or minutely granular.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Rootstock short and woody, with very numerous wiry roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect or decumbent, few to very many, up to 1 m. high, terete, usually strongly tinged with red below.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or subopposite, varying from broadly elliptic to lanceolate, acute, basally cuneate, obtuse or auriculate, green above, glaucous beneath, with numerous irregular-shaped punctate blackish glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in congested or lax terminal racemes from 1 to 50 cm. in length; pedicels 1–3 (–5) cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes oblong, 2–3 mm. long at anthesis, 3–4 mm. long in fruit; apex obtuse, acute or rarely acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla subcampanulate, white or pink, about equal to or slightly longer than the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 3–4 mm. in diameter; style persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, 3–angled, about 1 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 2, p. 6.
Habitat
Riversides, marshes, ditches and damp places generally; 960–3450 m.
Distribution
from Ethiopia southwards to Natal and Madagascar, also in the Cameroons. K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T7 T8 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lysimachia ruhmeriana Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4042], Cameroon K000008243
Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9496], Cameroon K000008244
Dec 1, 2000 Munyenyembe, P. [853], Cameroon K000338627
Dec 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9836], Cameroon K000338629
Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [2354], Cameroon K000338626
Apr 1, 1999 Etuge, M. [3353], Cameroon K000338628
Jan 1, 1968 Schimper [1231], Ethiopia K000225814 isotype
Nov 1, 1958 Hepper, F.N. [1982], Cameroon K000027910
Dec 28, 1956 Holst, C. [9013a], Tanzania K000225812 lectotype
Dec 28, 1956 Schweinfurth, G. [1684], Eritrea K000225813 lectotype
Dec 1, 1956 Ujor, E.U. [FHI 30383], Cameroon K000027913
Dec 1, 1956 Maitland, T.D. [1406], Cameroon K000027914
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9648], Cameroon K000027912
Brunt, M.A. [1099], Cameroon K000027911
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8546], Cameroon K000027909
Jan 1, 1968 Baron, R. [654], Madagascar Lysimachia parviflora K000225906 syntype
Jan 1, 1968 Baron, R. [2303], Madagascar Lysimachia parviflora K000225908
Baron, R. [3320], Madagascar Lysimachia parviflora K000225907
Jan 1, 1968 Wood, J.M. [4522], South Africa Lysimachia woodii K000225903 syntype

First published in Linnaea 40: 204 (1876)

Accepted by

  • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Primulaceae: 1-20.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 3: 489
  • Pax & Knuth in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 237, Primulac.: 292.
  • in Linnea 40: 204 (1876)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 3 : 489 (1877).
  • P. Tayl. in Kew Bulletin 1958 : 142 (1958).
  • Pax & Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 237 : 292 (1905).
  • Vatke in Linnaea, 40 : 204 (1876)

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