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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A subglaucous, little-branched herb, minutely pubescent throughout, ± 60 cm. tall.
Stem
Stems slender; internodes 3.5–4 cm.
Ocrea
Ocreae 7 mm. long, not tightly appressed, terminally fringed with setae 7–9 mm. long.
Leaves
Leaves 3–4 × 1.5–2 cm., elliptic-ovate but deeply incised and irregularly dentate, attenuate at each end, shortly puberulous.
Petiole
Petioles up to 15 mm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence elongate.
Bracts
Bracts 3.5–4 cm. apart.
Pedicel
Pedicels 5–8 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers 4–5 mm. long; tepals oblong, pubescent, narrowly winged at the back.
Fruits
Fruit 8 mm. long, with 3 horizontal prickles 3 mm. long.
Habitat
Unknown; about 900 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Oxygonum hirtum Peter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 40(2, Anh.): 18 (1932)

Accepted by

  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika, anh: 18, t .22/1 (1938).
  • Peter in Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 188 (1932)

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