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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems 6–22(30) cm. tall, simple or very sparsely branched, sometimes pink below.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 7–10 mm. long, alternate or subopposite, varying from subulate to narrowly obovate with mucronate apex, sessile or very shortly petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers on pedicels up to 8 mm. long, arranged in simple or branched terminal racemes; inflorescence open and extending for much of height of plant or forming a dense pyramid at the stem apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes c. 3–5 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pink; lobes 4–4·5 mm. long, narrowly oblong with tridentate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2/3 as long as petals, the filaments white or crimson, slender above, expanded below, here very densely bearded, not connate, adnate to the corolla for c. 0·7 mm.; anthers 0·3–0·5 mm. long, greenish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, circumscissile, many–seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·4–0·5 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch, F.M.J. [276], Angola Anagallis pulchella K000009127 Unknown type material

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 Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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