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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A rather hoary, decumbent herb, probably perennial.
Stem
Stems greenish-brown, densely pubescent with white hairs, glabrescent with age.
Ocrea
Ocreae often crowded and obscuring the stem, membranous, densely pubescent, 0.7–1.2 cm. long, the leaf inserted a little above the middle, terminally truncate and fringed with pubescent, red setae 7–10 mm. long.
Leaves
Leaves petiolate, narrow-lanceolate, up to 2.7 × 0.6 cm., the margin entire or with 1 small sagittate lobe half way along, densely and closely hairy on both sides, very acute with an extended mucro, basally sagittate with lobes up to 6 mm. long, and below the lobes often shortly cuneate to the petiole, the margins revolute, and the midrib very prominent below.
Petiole
Petiole 0.6–1.2 cm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence ± stout, elongated, often arcuate or gently so, 6–18 cm. long.
Bracts
Bracts 2–4 mm. long, with a dorsal seta 4 mm. and lateral setae 1–2 mm. long.
Pedicel
Pedicels just exceeding the bracts.
Flowers
Flowers 1–3 together, white flushed with pink, ± 5 mm. long; tepals oblong; long styles 4 mm. long, connate for 1.5 mm. (short styles not seen); stigmas yellow.
Fruits
Fruit (immature) 6 mm. long, fusiform, densely pubescent, with three prickles 1 mm. long, spreading from the centre.
Figures
Fig. 6/8, p. 35.
Habitat
In Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 1100 m.
Distribution
K1 not known beyond this single recordit should be sought for in the Kenya-Ethiopia boundary area

Native to:

Kenya

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 6, 1952 Gillett, J. B. [12694], Kenya K000244051 holotype
Apr 4, 1952 Gillett, J. B. [12694], Kenya K000244050 holotype
Kuchar, P. [15291], Kenya K000332785

First published in Kew Bull. 12: 158 (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., Kew Bulletin 1957: 158 (1957).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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