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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi (Mt. Mulanje).

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

Morphology General Habit
Creeping perennial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems prostrate, rooting at nodes, simple or sparingly branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2·5–5 mm. long, alternate, suborbicular, acute at apex, with petiole 0·5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers lateral, shortly pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes c. 1 mm. long, ovate–acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pale pink; tube 0·6–0·8 mm. long, lobes 2–3 mm. long, elliptic, obtuse or subacute at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2/3 as long as corolla, adnate to the corolla for c. 0·4 mm.; filaments connate into a tube c. 0·4 mm. high, glabrous; anthers c. 0·25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary c. 0·4 mm. in diameter with filiform style c. 1·3 mm. long; ovules 2–3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit (immature) c. 1 mm. in diameter, 1–seeded, indehiscent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Mature seeds unknown.

Native to:

Malawi

Lysimachia oligantha (P.Taylor) 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 Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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