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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Kipengera Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; stems prostrate, simple or branched, crimson and rather fleshy, copiously rooting at the nodes, up to 40 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather fleshy, alternate, broadly obovate or suborbicular, petiolate, rounded, ± cuneate at the base; petiole up to 3 mm. long; lamina up to 10 × 8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers few, axillary, solitary; pedicels erect and about 1 mm. long in anthesis, reflexed and up to 20 mm. long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments ovate, acuminate, about 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink, subcampanulate; tube less than 1 mm. long; lobes 4–6 mm. long and up to 1.5 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform above, more or less connate and bearded in their lower half; anthers obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit indehiscent, 1-seeded, obovoid-globose, about 1.6 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed laterally compressed-globose, smooth, 1.5 mm. in diameter.
Figures
Fig. 4/1–4, p. 12.
Habitat
Streamsides in upland grassland; 2100–2400 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Lysimachia kingaensis (Engl.) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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