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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or ascending annual herb 4–20 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems reddish, simple or branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–9 mm. long, alternate or subopposite, lanceolate to ovate, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers borne at most nodes or the upper ones, on pedicels 3–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 1·5–2·5 mm. long, ovate–acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pale pink, slightly exceeding calyx, the lobes oblong–elliptic, acute or minutely 3–toothed at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3/4–5/6 as long as petals, adnate to the corolla for 1/8–1/6 their length; filaments shortly connate at the base, free parts slender, bearded; lower part of the corolla–tube with conspicuous red granules; anthers c. 0·25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 2 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·2–0·3 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Brazil South, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Brazil Southeast

Lysimachia barbata (P.Taylor) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2012 Festo, L. [2741], Kenya K000662278
Bidgood, S. [5622], Tanzania Anagallis pumila var. barbata K000468802

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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