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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A low shrub with prostrate and climbing branches up to 1 m. long.
Stem
Stems red-brown above, brown and woody below, minutely puberulent.
Ocrea
Ocreae strongly nerved, brown, membranous, readily tearing, ± 1 cm. long.
Leaves
Leaves small, nearly sessile, glabrous, all of ± similar size, rather leathery, 1–4 cm. × 5–10 mm., ovate-elliptic, ± evenly narrowed to each end; apically acute (or obtuse when immature) with a sharp apical mucro; margins revolute.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a leafy raceme; the flowers all axillary, 3–5 in each cluster, yellow-green or whitish, becoming brownish-purple.
Pedicel
Pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Tepal
Tepals 2.5–2.75 mm. long, ovate, very obtuse; free for ¾ the length of the perianth.
Stamens
Stamens 6–8, dilated below.
Pistil
Styles 3, free to the base; stigmas capitate.
Fruits
Nut trigonous, brown, smooth and shining; at least two faces very concave.
Figures
Fig. 3/5, p. 15.
Habitat
Upland moor, upland bushland and at edges of rain-forest; 2100–3150 m.
Distribution
known only from the above-mentioned localities K3 K4 T2

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Polygonum afromontanum Greenway appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 3, 1986 Townsend, C.C. [2316], Kenya K000333461
Nov 23, 1955 Bally, J. [3246], Kenya K000333458
Nov 23, 1955 Fries, R.E. [1271], Kenya K000244008 isotype
Nov 23, 1955 Heller, E. [s.n.], Kenya K000333460
Nov 23, 1955 Rob, E. [946], Kenya K000333459
Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [1494], Kenya K000333456
Jan 1, 1953 Hedberg, O. [1997], Kenya K000333457
Gillett, J.B. [19115], Kenya K000333449
Verdcourt, B. [2006], Kenya K000333455
Hedberg, O. [4263], Kenya K000333452
Mwangangi, O.M. [564], Kenya K000333450
Coe, M. [799], Kenya K000333453
s.coll. [9176], Kenya K000333451

First published in Kew Bull. 7: 355 (1952)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Greenway in Kew Bulletin 1952: 355 (1952).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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