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Lysimachia remota Petitmengin, Monde Pl. 9: 30. 1907; Chen et al., Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin. 59(1): 64. 1989. Hu & Kelso, Fl. China 15: 60. 1996.


Lysimachia remota

Credit: HAST

  • Lysimachia formosana Honda
  • Lysimachia japonica var. formosana

    A prostrate or decumbent, perennial herb; stems angular, pubescent. Leaves opposite, ovate to rhomboid-ovate, 2-3 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, the upper surface dark green, the under surface pale, without pellucid dots, obtuse or acute at apex, attenuate at base, the margins entire; petioles 10 mm long. Flowers yellow axillary, the pedicels 5-10 mm long, pubescent; sepals 5, lanceolate, acuminate, 7-12 mm long pubescent. Corolla deeply 5- parted, the lobes obovate, 8 mm long, 506 mm wide, rounded at apex, the margins denticulate. Capsules brown, globose, pubescent, shorter thean the calyx, longitudinally dehiscent. Flowers: Mar.- Jun.

    TAIPEI: Kungliao, Peng 14956; Pitou, Peng 10864. KEELUNG: Hopingdao, Peng 4822. ILAN: Wushihpi, Peng 10816. HSINCHU: Chutung, Peng 13718; Shanchiao, Peng 10381. MIAOLI: Chunan to Fouten, Hsu 4344; Hsihu, Peng 13959.

    Distributed in SE China. Taiwan, along coastal hills and fields in the northern and central part of the island.

    Phenology: perennial

    Life form: herb

    Root: rooting at node or not: rooting at node

    Stem: present

    Stem: type: decumbent, prostrate at base

    Stem: shape: terete

    Stem: indumentum: hairy

    Leaf: position: cauline

    Phyllotaxy: opposite

    Leaf: petiole: petiolate

    Leaf: petiole length (mm): 5-10

    Leaf: blade shape: ovate, rhomboid

    Leaf: blade apex: obtuse, acute

    Leaf: blade base: attenuate

    Leaf: blade margin: entire

    Leaf: blade surface: glabrous

    Leaf: blade texture: herbaceous

    Leaf: blade length (mm): 15-30

    Leaf: blade width (mm): 8-16

    Inflorescence: solitary

    Inflorescence: position: axillary

    Scape: absent

    Peduncle: length (mm): 5-15

    Bract: absent

    Calyx: shape: 5-parted

    Sepal: shape: lanceolate

    Sepal: margin: entire

    Sepal: length (mm): 4-8

    Sepal: width (mm): 1-1.3

    Corolla: color: yellow

    Corolla: shape: rotate

    Lobe: margin: entire

    Lobe: length (mm): 6-8

    Lobe: width (mm): 3-6

    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 shorter than anther

    Stamens protruding from corolla or not: Stamens protuding from corolla

    Capsule: dehiscence type: longitudinal

    Distribution: seashores


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