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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Angola.

[FZ]

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

Type
Type from Tanzania.
Habit
Perennial herb, with several stems from a woody rootstock Perennial herb, with several stems from a woody rootstock.
Stem
Stems red-brown, trailing or ascending, 40–50 cm long, longitudinally striate, puberulous Stems red-brown, trailing or ascending, 40–50 cm long, longitudinally striate, puberulous.
Leaves
Leaves 1.5–5 × 0.6–1.2 cm, lanceolate or elliptic.lanceolate to ± deltate, apex acute, base narrowed into a petiole up to 1 cm long, margin usually ± shallowly lobed, sometimes entire, midrib prominent beneath, lamina sparsely puberulous on both surfaces Leaves 1.5–5 × 0.6–1.2 cm, lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate to ± deltate, apex acute, base narrowed into a petiole up to 1 cm long, margin usually ± shallowly lobed, sometimes entire, midrib prominent beneath, lamina sparsely puberulous on both surfaces.
Ocrea
Ocrea 5–8 mm long, membranous, truncate with a terminal fringe of reddish wavy setae c. 5 mm long Ocrea 5–8 mm long, membranous, truncate with a terminal fringe of reddish wavy setae c. 5 mm long.
Flowers
Hermaphrodite flowers strongly heterostylous; perianth 5-lobed; tube 1.5 mm long, pubescent outside; lobes 2–2.5(5) mm long, oblong Male flowers not seen Flowers pedicellate, 1–4 in the axil of bracts, arranged in an elongated spiciform raceme up to c. 35 cm long; raceme erect or slightly arcuate; bracts 2.5–4 mm long, puberulous to glabrous, truncate, fringed at the apex with 3–5 setae c. 2 mm long; pedicels 4–6 mm long; bracteoles 2.5–4 mm long Flowers pedicellate, 1–4 in the axil of bracts, arranged in an elongated spiciform raceme up to c. 35 cm long; raceme erect or slightly arcuate; bracts 2.5–4 mm long, puberulous to glabrous, truncate, fringed at the apex with 3–5 setae c. 2 mm long; pedicels 4–6 mm long; bracteoles 2.5–4 mm long. Hermaphrodite flowers strongly heterostylous; perianth 5-lobed; tube 1.5 mm long, pubescent outside; lobes 2–2.5(5) mm long, oblong. Male flowers not seen.
Filaments
Filaments 2–3 mm long; anthers 0.3–0.4 × 0.2–0.3 mm, ellipsoid
Ovary
Ovary 3–3.5 mm long, fusiform; styles of long-styled flowers 3–3.5 mm long, free almost to the base, strongly exserted; styles of short-styled flowers c. 1 mm long
Ecology
On disturbed soils, sandy soils on roadsides, in miombo woodland; 775–2100 m.
Note
This species shows considerable variation in leaf shape and in the hairiness of the leaves. Oxygonum baumii, the type of which is the only record for Angola, was included here with doubt by Graham, loc. cit. (1957).
Distribution
MAL N Malawi Also in Dem. Rep. Congo (Kivu), Kenya, Tanzania and Angola.
Male
Male flowers not seen.
Stamens
Filaments 2–3 mm long; anthers 0.3–0.4 × 0.2–0.3 mm, ellipsoid.
Hermaphrodite
Filaments 2–3 mm long; anthers 0.3–0.4 × 0.2–0.3 mm, ellipsoid. Ovary 3–3.5 mm long, fusiform; styles of long-styled flowers 3–3.5 mm long, free almost to the base, strongly exserted; styles of short-styled flowers c. 1 mm long. Hermaphrodite flowers strongly heterostylous; perianth 5-lobed; tube 1.5 mm long, pubescent outside; lobes 2–2.5(5) mm long, oblong.
Pistil
Ovary 3–3.5 mm long, fusiform; styles of long-styled flowers 3–3.5 mm long, free almost to the base, strongly exserted; styles of short-styled flowers c. 1 mm long.
Fruits
Nut c. 5 mm long, fusiform, trigonous, papillose, with 3 spreading prickles on the angles a little below the middle, 3–5 mm long. Nut c. 5 mm long, fusiform, trigonous, papillose, with 3 spreading prickles on the angles a little below the middle, 3–5 mm long.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
? Perennial herb, probably with a trailing woody base, and with ascending, reddish, puberulous stems.
Ocrea
Ocreae 5–8 mm. long, membranous, puberulous, truncate with a terminal fringe of rather wavy setae ± 5 mm. long.
Leaves
Leaves petiolate, up to 5 × 1.2 cm., lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, or subdeltoid, the margins ± entire or more usually shallowly sinuous, very acute long narrowed to the base, glabrous, pustular on the undersurface.
Petiole
Petioles rather long, up to 1 cm. in length.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence elongated, rather stout, up to ± 35 cm. long, straight or slightly arcuate.
Bracts
Bracts 2.5–4 mm. long, puberulous to glabrous, fringed with 3–5 setae ± 2 mm. long.
Pedicel
Pedicels somewhat exceeding the bracts.
Flowers
Flowers strongly heterostylous. Long styles 3–3.5 mm. long, free almost to the base, strongly exserted. Short styles 1 mm. long or slightly less. Tepals ovate-elliptic, 2 mm. long (5 mm. in long-styled flowers, fide Dammer).
Fruits
Fruit 5 mm. long, fusiform, thinly papillose, with 3 spreading prickles a little below the middle.
Habitat
Cultivated or disturbed ground; from 2100 m. probably nearly to sea level
Distribution
K3 T1 T2 T3 T4 also probably in Nyasaland and Rhodesia

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaïre

Oxygonum stuhlmannii Dammer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 6, 1956 Baum, H. [532], Angola K000244065 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [6424], Tanzania K000468001
Bidgood, S. [6249], Tanzania K000468176
Bidgood, S. [6017], Tanzania K000468408
Bidgood, S. [5979], Tanzania K000468446
Scott Elliot, G.F. [8322], Tanzania Oxygonum fasciculatum K000244054
unknown [6651], Tanzania Oxygonum fasciculatum K000244055 lectotype
unknown [6265], Tanzania Oxygonum fasciculatum K000244056

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 171 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • F.T.E.A., Polygonaceae: 38 (1958).
  • Kew Bull. 12: 161 (1957)
  • F.T.A. 6, 1: 102 (1909).
  • Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C: 171 (1895).

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.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker & C.H. Wright in Flora of Tropical Africa 6 (1): 102 (1909).
  • Dammer in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 171 (1895).

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