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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Ethiopia to Kenya, SW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; stems prostrate, simple or rarely branched, pink and rather fleshy, rooting at the lower nodes, up to 60 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading, rather fleshy, opposite or rarely alternate, ovate, shortly petiolate, acute, rounded at the base; petiole up to 2 mm. long; lamina up to 25 × 10 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers rather few, axillary, solitary, long-pedicellate; pedicels filiform, erect at anthesis and up to 3 cm. long, reflexed and up to 6 cm. long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 6 (rarely 5 or up to 8), lanceolate, acute, 4.5–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink or white, subcampanulate, deeply 6- (rarely 5- or up to 8-) lobed; lobes oblong 9–12 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, 7–11-nerved, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments about 3/4 length of corolla, dilated and bearded in the lower 1/3, filiform above; anthers obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, about 3 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.8–1.0 mm. long.
Habitat
Bogs and marshes in upland grassland; 2100–2600 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 T7

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1954 Williams, G.R. [560], Kenya Anagallis hexamera K000009136 Unknown type material

First published in Willdenowia 39: 52 (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
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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