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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stems few to numerous, erect or decumbent, up to 1 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subopposite or alternate, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, acute, auriculate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme 2–25 cm. long, usually congested at anthesis, lax in fruit; pedicels ascending, up to 5 mm. long at anthesis, elongating in fruit up to 20 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes oblong, obtuse or acute, 3–4 mm. long at anthesis, 4–5 mm. long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla as long as or longer than the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globuse, 3–4 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Upland grassland; 1200–2400 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K3 K4 K5 K6 T2

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Lysimachia volkensii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Volkens, G. [533], Tanzania K000225811 Unknown type material

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 304 (1895)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Primulaceae: 1-20.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Engl., Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C : 304 (1895).
  • P. Tayl. in Kew Bulletin 1958 : 144 (1958).
  • Pax & Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 237 : 291 (1905).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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