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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to N. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herb 6–20 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems reddish, simple or branched above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 7 mm. long, alternate, filiform to subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal racemes, on pedicels up to 10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 2–2·5 mm. long, lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 3 mm. long, deep pink, the lobes oblong–elliptic with rounded or mucronate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1/2 as long as petals; filaments slender above, expanded below, not connate, adnate to corolla for 0·5 mm., glabrous; lower part of corolla–tube usually with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 0·3–0·4 mm. long.

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia

Lysimachia rhodesica (R.E.Fr.) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [10836], Tanzania Anagallis rhodesica 17837.000
Fries, R.E. [634], Zambia Anagallis rhodesica K000009140 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

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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