Anagallis acuminata Welw. ex Schinz

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Anagallis acuminata

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Anagallis acuminata

Picture: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Small erect annual herb, up to 9 cm tall. Stems simple or branched, often reddish. Leaves Opposite below, alternate above, up to 7 mm long. Flowers axillary at most of the nodes on pedicels 4-8 mm long. Corolla white to pale cream; lobes c. 2.5 mm long, acuminate or 3-toothed at the apex. Stamens bearded in the lower half, often with reddish granules. Fruit c. 1.5 mm in diameter, many-seeded.
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Derivation of specific name: acuminata: tapering to a point; acuminate; referring to the corolla lobes
Habitat: On wet peaty soil, sometimes partly submerged.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s): Annual.
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Content last updated: Thursday 22 December 2011

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Primulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 193 - 195.

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 68.

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

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Anagallis acuminata., retrieved 9 December 2023

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