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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; stems prostrate, simple or branched, rather fleshy, usually rooting at the lower nodes only, up to 50 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather fleshy, opposite or alternate (often on the same plant) ovate, shortly petiolate, spreading, acute, rounded at the base, 8–15 × (2.5–) 4–8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers often numerous, axillary, solitary, pedicellate; pedicels filiform, up to 20 mm. long, reflexed and elongated in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 5 (or rarely 6), lanceolate, acute, 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pale pink, campanulate, deeply 5- (rarely 6-) lobed; lobes narrowly oblong, 4.5–6 (-8) mm. long, 5–7-nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform, glabrous, about 2/3 as long as corolla; anthers obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 2–3 mm. in diameter.
Figures
Fig. 4/5–8, p. 12.
Habitat
Bogs, swamps, and by streamsides in upland grasslands, mainly 2100–2400 m. but descending by streamsides to 1500 m. and rarely ascending to 3000 m.
Distribution
K4 T3 T6 U2

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Lysimachia angustiloba (Engl.) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 26, 1954 Drummond, R.B. [1569], Tanzania Anagallis angustiloba K000009130 holotype
Jul 26, 1954 Drummond, R.B. [1569], Tanzania Anagallis angustiloba K000009131 holotype

First published in Willdenowia 39: 51 (2009)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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