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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Probably perennial herb, much branched, generally whitish-green due to an abundance of white hairs.
Stem
Stem? decumbent, or creeping with erect annual branches, 30–45 cm. tall or more, woody and glabrous below, covered with spreading or reflexed white hairs above, apparently sometimes glabrous down one side.
Ocrea
Ocreae 6 mm. long, pilose, the leaf inserted at the middle or rather below, fringed with brown setae of similar length.
Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate, lanceolate, 2–4 × 0.2–1 cm., the margin crisped and uneven, usually red, apically acute, long decurrent at the base, thickly pilose on both faces or glabrescent above, centrally marked on the upper surface with a lanceolate, purple or red blotch.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence elongated, erect or slightly arcuate, up to 20 cm. long (or more?).
Bracts
Bracts 4–5 mm. long, fringed with short setae.
Pedicel
Pedicels erect, 3–3.5 mm. long, filiform, glabrous or thinly pilose.
Flowers
Flowers 2–3 together, pale pink, clearly heterostylous. Tepals punctate, 4 mm. long, linear-lanceolate; styles 3 mm. long, connate for 1 mm. (long styles only seen).
Fruits
Fruit fusiform, 6–6.25 mm. long, green, pilose, with three slightly reflexing or spreading prickles 1 mm. long, rising from the centre or a little below.
Figures
Fig. 6/1, p. 35.
Habitat
Upland grassland; the plant is said to grow in masses and to flower profusely; 1710 m.
Distribution
K4 not elsewhere recorded

Native to:

Kenya

Oxygonum maculatum R.A.Graham appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 4, 1958 Verdcourt, B. [2158], Kenya K000332781
Apr 9, 1956 van Someren [1599], Kenya K000244067 holotype
Gillett, J.B. [18391], Kenya K000332780
Gillett, J.B. [16192], Kenya K000332782
Bally, P.R.O. [11525], Kenya K000332783

First published in Kew Bull. 12: 163 (1957)

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

  • R. Grah. in Kew Bulletin 1957: 163 (1957).

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