1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Lysimachia Tourn. ex L.
      1. Lysimachia hexamera (P.Taylor) U.Manns & Anderb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Ethiopia to Kenya, SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

    Habit
    Perennial; stems prostrate, simple or rarely branched, pink and rather fleshy, rooting at the lower nodes, up to 60 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves spreading, rather fleshy, opposite or rarely alternate, ovate, shortly petiolate, acute, rounded at the base; petiole up to 2 mm. long; lamina up to 25 × 10 mm.
    Flowers
    Flowers rather few, axillary, solitary, long-pedicellate; pedicels filiform, erect at anthesis and up to 3 cm. long, reflexed and up to 6 cm. long in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments 6 (rarely 5 or up to 8), lanceolate, acute, 4.5–6 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pink or white, subcampanulate, deeply 6- (rarely 5- or up to 8-) lobed; lobes oblong 9–12 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, 7–11-nerved, rounded.
    Stamens
    Filaments about 3/4 length of corolla, dilated and bearded in the lower 1/3, filiform above; anthers obtuse.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, about 3 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0.8–1.0 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Bogs and marshes in upland grassland; 2100–2600 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Lysimachia hexamera (P.Taylor) U.Manns & Anderb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1954 Williams, G.R. [560], Kenya Anagallis hexamera K000009136 Unknown type material

    First published in Willdenowia 39: 52 (2009)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Primulaceae: 1-20.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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