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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual; stem erect, simple or branched from near the base, angular, with the angles narrowly winged, up to 20 cm. tall (in West Africa, usually 5–10 cm. in East Africa).
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, obovate-spathulate, shortly petiolate; petiole 2–5 mm. long; lamina up to 15 × 10 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, numerous throughout the length of the stem and branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels filiform, ascending at anthesis, spreading in fruit, up to 20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 5 or 4, lanceolate, acuminate, about 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, persistent and reddish in fruit; lobes 5 or 4, oblong, rounded or sub-acute, sometimes very obscurely denticulate, 3-nerved, 1–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments adnate to the corolla-tube for about 1/3–1/2 their length; free part dilated, deltoid, glabrous; anthers obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3-angled, 0.45–0.6 mm. long.
Habitat
Damp bare earth; 1000–1800 m.
Distribution
K3 T7 T8

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herb to 6 in.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white
Ecology
In damp places, usually at high altitudes.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect tufted annual herb 3–9 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem simple or branched from the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–13 mm. long, alternate, broadly spathulate, the apex acute, the base tapering abruptly into a short slender petiole.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers occurring at most nodes, on pedicels 6–9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 2–2·5 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pale pink, equalling or slightly shorter than calyx; lobes elliptic, acute at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2/3 the length of the petals, adnate to the corolla for 1/3–1/2 their length; filaments shortly connate at the base, free parts either slender or flattened, glabrous; lower part of corolla–tube with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·15 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 2·5 mm. in diameter, globose, many–seeded, circumscissile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (0·4) 0·45–0·65 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

Lysimachia djalonis (A.Chev.) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13606], Cameroon Anagallis djalonis K000580440
Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [9722], Cameroon Anagallis djalonis K000338623
Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9558], Cameroon Anagallis djalonis K000008245
Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [8895], Cameroon Anagallis djalonis K000008246
Sep 1, 2002 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8195], Cameroon Anagallis djalonis K000027918

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

  • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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