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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Zimbabwe.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial (or ? annual); stems prostrate, closely adpressed to the ground and rooting at the nodes, simple or slightly branched, rather fleshy, pink, up to 40 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous, rather fleshy, spreading or suberect, opposite or alternate, usually ± obovate but varying from narrowly oblanceolate to suborbicular, acute or obtuse, cuneate into a short petiole; lamina 4–17 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually rather few, solitary, axillary, pedicellate; pedicels erect, rather fleshy, often recurved in fruit, variable in length, up to 25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 5, lanceolate, acute, 2–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink, campanulate, 3–15 mm. long, deeply 5-lobed; lobes obovate, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments glabrous, filiform, sometimes somewhat dilated in the lower half, usually about 1/2 length of corolla; anthers obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 2–5 mm. in diameter.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Lysimachia serpens (Hochst. ex Duby) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Willdenowia 39: 53 (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

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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