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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; stems prostrate, much branched, rooting at lower nodes, up to 15 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves fleshy, alternate, broadly obovate, rounded and shortly apiculate, cuneate at the base; petiole 1–2 mm. long; lamina up to 7 × 5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pentamerous, rather numerous, axillary mainly in the upper parts of stems and branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–3 mm. long, erect at anthesis, reflexed in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments narrowly lanceolate, keeled; apex acute; margin hyaline; about as long as or slightly shorter than the corolla.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla subcampanulate, pale pink; lobes narrowly oblong, 3–3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments glabrous, 2–2.2 mm. long, connate in their lower 2/5 in a tube, filiform above. Anthers obtuse, about 0.25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style about 1.8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit globose, about 2 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3-angled, 0.6–0.7 mm. long.
Habitat
Wet places in upland grassland; 2250 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T7

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Greenway, P.J. [8278], Tanzania Anagallis brevipes K000009132 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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