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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Tanzania and S. Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Type
Syntypes from Cameroon.
Habit
An erect or semi-decumbent annual, or sometimes perennial herb, often rooting at the lower nodes An erect or semi-decumbent annual, or sometimes perennial herb, often rooting at the lower nodes.
Stem
Stem reddish-brown, up to 2 m tall, glabrous Stem reddish-brown, up to 2 m tall, glabrous.
Leaves
Leaf lamina 7.5–18 × 0.7–2.6 cm, linear-lanceolate to elliptic.lanceolate, acute at the apex, attenuate and cuneate at the base, rarely the lowermost leaves truncate to sagittate, glabrous or with some reflexed bristles on the midrib and margins; petiole 1–2.5 cm long, shorter on upper leaves, glabrous Leaf lamina 7.5–18 × 0.7–2.6 cm, linear-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute at the apex, attenuate and cuneate at the base, rarely the lowermost leaves truncate to sagittate, glabrous or with some reflexed bristles on the midrib and margins; petiole 1–2.5 cm long, shorter on upper leaves, glabrous.
Ocrea
Ocrea 2–4 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, generally glabrous, sometimes with ± abundant reflexed bristles, apex with a fringe of short reddish-brown setae Ocrea 2–4 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, generally glabrous, sometimes with ± abundant reflexed bristles, apex with a fringe of short reddish-brown setae.
Flowers
Flowers in dense, shortly pedunculate heads racemosely arranged in dichotomously branched panicles; peduncle short, slender with purplish-red gland-tipped hairs; bracts brown, scarious, ciliate on the margin Flowers in dense, shortly pedunculate heads racemosely arranged in dichotomously branched panicles; peduncle short, slender with purplish-red gland-tipped hairs; bracts brown, scarious, ciliate on the margin.
Ovary
Ovary 0.8–0.9 × 0.35–0.4 mm; styles 2(3), c. 0.6 mm long, united below the middle
Ecology
Riversides among grasses, growing in water; 100–1500 m.
Distribution
Also in Tanzania, Dem. Rep. Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria and Guinea. Mozambique Malawi ZAM N, ZAM W, MAL N, MAL C, MAL S, MOZ N, MOZ MS Zambia
Perianth
Perianth white, pale pink or pink, 2.8–3 mm long, with 5 lanceolate lobes longer than the tube. Perianth white, pale pink or pink, 2.8–3 mm long, with 5 lanceolate lobes longer than the tube
Stamens
Stamens 5–7, included in the perianth; filaments c. 1 mm long; anthers 0.25 × 0.15 mm. Stamens 5–7, included in the perianth; filaments c. 1 mm long; anthers 0.25 × 0.15 mm
Pistil
Ovary 0.8–0.9 × 0.35–0.4 mm; styles 2(3), c. 0.6 mm long, united below the middle.
Fruits
Nut brownish-yellow, ± dull, 1.75 × 1.5 mm, biconvex or trigonous, obscurely punctate. Nut brownish-yellow, ± dull, 1.75 × 1.5 mm, biconvex or trigonous, obscurely punctate.

[FTEA]

Polygonaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Habit
An erect herb, 1–1.5 m. tall.
Stem
Stem reddish-brown, glabrous.
Ocrea
Ocreae 2.5–3 cm. long, ovate-lanceolate, reddish-brown, subglabrous, with a terminal fringe of short setae up to 1 mm. long, readily tearing down one side, the mouth not closely appressed.
Leaves
Leaves petiolate, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 7.5–15 × 1–2.5 cm., narrowed to each end, apically acute, basally gradually or abruptly attenuate, glabrous or with a few scattered, short setae on the margins.
Petiole
Petioles glabrous, up to 2.5 cm. long, shorter upwards, the upper leaves subsessile.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dichotomously branched panicle of short, dense, racemose capitula, the peduncles short, slender, covered with stalked glands, the terminal peduncle scarcely exceeding 1 cm.
Bracts
Bracts obscurely truncate, 1.25–3 mm. long, with a shortly-ciliate terminal fringe.
Perianth
Perianth white or pink; tepals 5, linear-lanceolate, 2.8–3 mm. long, longer than the tube.
Stamens
Stamens 5–7, included.
Pistil
Styles 2, connate above the middle; stigmas capitate.
Fruits
Nut biconvex-lenticular, 1.5–1.75 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 3/3.
Habitat
Wet places, stream sides, sometimes in flowing water; 1000-2000 m.
Distribution
T6 T7 T8

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Persicaria glomerata (Dammer) S.Ortiz & Paiva appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [8701], Cameroon Polygonum glomeratum K000746950
Jun 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4511], Cameroon Polygonum glomeratum K000746954

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 131: 171 (1999)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 131: 171 (1999). TAB. 2.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

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