Samolus valerandi L.
var. valerandi

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Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisekera Springs, Chiredzi.

Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisekera Springs, Chiredzi.

Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisekera Springs, Chiredzi.

Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisekera Springs, Chiredzi.

Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisekera Springs, Chiredzi.

Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisekera Springs, Chiredzi.

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, up to 50 cm tall. Leaves mostly in a basal rosette, fleshy, spathulate, up to 10 cm long; leaves along the stem much smaller and decreasing in size, becoming bract-like. Flowers in many-flowered racemes. Corolla c. 2 mm long, white with broadly spathulate lobes. Capsule globose, c. 3 mm long, dehiscent; valves strongly reflexed after opening.
Type location:
England, Sweden and Africa
Notes: Zimbabwean records of Samolus valerandi have been named var. valerandi. The variety of the Zambian plants is not known but we have provisionally also placed them under var. valerandi.
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Habitat: On stream banks and in swamps, growing at water level.
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Worldwide distribution: A near cosmopolitan species.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Content last updated: Friday 6 March 2015
Literature:

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Primulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 196 - 197. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.

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Flora of Botswana: Samolus valerandi var. valerandi
Flora of Mozambique: Samolus valerandi var. valerandi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Samolus valerandi var. valerandi

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Samolus valerandi
African Plant Database: Samolus valerandi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Samolus valerandi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Samolus valerandi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Samolus valerandi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Samolus valerandi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Samolus valerandi
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Samolus valerandi
iNaturalist: Samolus valerandi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Samolus valerandi
JSTOR Plant Science: Samolus valerandi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Samolus valerandi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Samolus valerandi
Plants of the World Online: Samolus valerandi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Samolus valerandi
Tropicos: Samolus valerandi
Wikipedia: Samolus valerandi


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Samolus valerandi var. valerandi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143600, retrieved 13 August 2020

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