Lysimachia africana Engl.

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Lysimachia africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Lysimachia africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Lysimachia africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Lysimachia parviflora Baker
Lysimachia ruhmeriana Vatke
Lysimachia saganeitensis Knuth
Lysimachia woodii Knuth
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb up to 1 m tall. Stems often reddish. Leaves subsessile, more or less broadly elliptic to lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, surface and margin usually dotted with blackish glands. Inflorescences in axillary and terminal racemes up to 30 cm long. Flowers c. 3.8 mm long, white, pink or mauve, covered with short stalked glands, Fruit a globose capsule 3-5 mm in diameter, splitting into 5 erect valves.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In damp soils in swamps and by rivers and streams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 24 July 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 229. as Lysimachia ruhmeriana (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Primulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 187 - 188. as Lysimachia ruhmeriana (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 85. as Lysimachia ruhmeriana


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lysimachia africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143610, retrieved 19 September 2017

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