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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Ethiopia to KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; stems decumbent, branched or rarely simple, distinctly winged, up to 40 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves opposite or subopposite, upper alternate, sessile or subsessile, broadly ovate, acute or shortly acuminate, basally rounded or subcordate, 3–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in few- to many- flowered terminal racemes up to 15 cm. long; pedicels spreading, filiform, up to 15 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 5, lanceolate, acuminate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, 5-nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla subcampanulate, white, subpersistent in fruit; lobes 5, narrowly oblong; apex truncate, shortly mucronate to tridentate, 4–5 mm. long, 5-nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform, bearded in the lower half. Anthers oblong, obtuse, 0.4–0.7 mm. long, Capsule about 1.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.5–0.6 mm. long.
Habitat
Bogs, swamps and damp grassland; 1000–1800 m.
Distribution
K3 K5 T5 T8 U1 U3 U4 southwards to Southern Rhodesia, Natal and Madagascar.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Weakly erect or straggling perennial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 35 cm. long or more, branched or rarely simple, with narrowly winged ribs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–10 mm. long, opposite or alternate, broadly ovate to ovate, the apex acute or mucronate, subsessile or shortly petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in short or long racemes or occasionally solitary and axillary, on pedicels 6–17 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 2·5–4 mm. long, lanceolate–acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white; lobes 3·5–5 .long, narrowly elliptic with apex truncate, mucronate or tridentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2/3 long as petals, the filaments slender above, expanded below, here densely bearded, briefly connate, adnate to the corolla for c. 0·5 mm., lower part of corolla tube sometimes with conspicuous red granules; anthers 0·4–0·7 mm. long, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 1·5 mm. in diameter, many–seeded, circumscissile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0·5–0·65 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lysimachia tenuicaulis (Baker) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9833], Cameroon Anagallis tenuicaulis K000338625
Jan 1, 1976 Carson, A. [45], Zambia Anagallis tenuicaulis K000225889 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1976 Carson [72], Zambia Anagallis tenuicaulis K000225890 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1968 Baron, R. [240], Madagascar Anagallis tenuicaulis K000225888 holotype
Jan 1, 1957 Carson [s.n.] Anagallis tenuicaulis K000225891
Milne-Redhead, E. [7767], Tanzania Anagallis tenuicaulis 17838.000
Wood, J.M. [1609], South Africa Anagallis tenuicaulis K000225886 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [5621], Tanzania Anagallis tenuicaulis K000468803
Bidgood, S. [5388], Tanzania Anagallis tenuicaulis K000190618

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

  • Boutique, R. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Primulaceae: 1-15. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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