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Lysimachia congestiflora Hemsley in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 50. 1889; Chen et al., Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin. 59(1): 83. pl. 7(2-4). 1989; Hu & Kelso, Fl. China 15: 66. 1996.


Lysimachia congestiflora

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  • Lysimachia taiwaniana Suzuki

    A prostrate or decumbent, pubescent, few branched herb; stolons creeping, rooting at the nodes, 10-30 cm long, covered with multicellular white or brown hairs, the hairs 1 mm long. Leaves opposite, ovate, 2-6 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, acute at apex, obtuse or cuneate at base, covered with multicellular hairs and with black- punctate dots on both surfaces, the margins entire; petioles 10-15 mm long. Flowers yellow, axillary, with short pedidels 2-4 mm long; sepals 5, lanceolate, long-acuminate, 7-10 mm long, covered with multicellular hairs; corolla 5-lobed, the segments with black-punctate dots, obovate, 10 mm long. Capsules globose, shorter than calyx.

    TAIPEI: Peichatienshan, Liao 359; Sankan to Kyanrawa, Suzuki 7001. TAOYUAN: Lalashan, Huang 2408. HSINCHU: Chingchaohu, Huang 1391; Yuanyanghu, Peng 15164. MIAOLI: Kuanwu, Peng 9457. TAICHUNG: 710 Logging Track, Lu 115. NANTOU: Chitou, Wang 1214. HUALIEN: Mukuashan, Nakamura 4596. ILAN: Mt. Duli, Tamura, Shimizu et Kao s. n. 1963; Taipingshan to Dulishan, Wang 9353.

    Distributed in Himalaya, SE and SW China. Taiwan, in the central high mountains.

    Phenology: perennial

    Life form: herb

    Root: rooting at node or not: rooting at node

    Stem: present

    Stem: type: decumbent

    Stem: shape: terete

    Stem: indumentum: hairy

    Leaf: position: cauline

    Phyllotaxy: opposite

    Leaf: petiole: petiolate

    Leaf: petiole length (mm): 10-15

    Leaf: blade shape: ovate

    Leaf: blade apex: acute

    Leaf: blade base: cuneate, obtuse

    Leaf: blade margin: entire

    Leaf: blade surface: pubscent, dotted

    Leaf: blade texture: herbaceous

    Leaf: blade length (mm): 20-60

    Leaf: blade width (mm): 10-20

    Inflorescence: solitary

    Inflorescence: position: axillary

    Scape: absent

    Peduncle: length (mm): 1-4

    Bract: absent

    Calyx: shape: 5-parted

    Sepal: shape: lanceolate

    Sepal: margin: entire

    Sepal: length (mm): 7-10

    Sepal: width (mm): 1-1.5

    Corolla: color: yellow

    Corolla: shape: rotate

    Lobe: margin: entire

    Lobe: length (mm): 7-10

    Lobe: width (mm): 2.5-4

    Filament fused into a ring or not: filament fuse to a ring

    Filament inserted position: base of corolla lobe

    Filament: indumentum: glabrous

    Filament and anther relative length: filament obviously longer than anther

    Stamens protruding from corolla or not: Stamens protuding from corolla

    Capsule: dehiscence type: longitudinal

    Distribution: mid elevation


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