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Lysimachia nigropunctata Masamune, J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 4: 191. 1932; Kao & DeVol, Fl. Taiwan 4: 81. pl. 923. 1978.


Lysimachia nigropunctata

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  • Lysimachia congestifolia auct. non. Hemsl.: Chen et al.

    A prostrate or decubent, few branchedherb; stolons rooting at nodes, 5-20 cm long, pubescent. Basal leaves opposite, sometimes the upper ones alternate, with short petioles, about 2-4 mm long, broadly ovate to cordate, acute at apex, cordate or rotundate at base, 3-10 mm long, 3-7 mm wide, pubescent on both surfaces, the veinlets prominent on under surface, the margins entire. Flowers yellow, axillary, with short pedicels, 3-5 mm long; sepals 5, lanceolate, acuminate at apex, about 5 mm long, 2 mm wide, pubescent, with black-punctate dots, glabrous within; corolla-segments with black-punctate dots, rotundate-obovate; stamens 5, adnate to the corolla tube, filiform, about 4 mm long. Capsules brown, glabrous, pubescent, shorter than the calyx, longitudinally dehiscent.

    ILAN: Shenmihu (Secret Lake), Chen 688. NANTOU: Sunlinksea, Peng 6990; Kuankao, Peng 8048. KAOHSIUNG: Kwanshan, Fukuyama s. n. 1935. HUALIEN: Higashinoko, Kudo & Mori 34 (Type in TAI!), Chingshuishan, Leu 1816. TAITUNG: Haitung, Hsiao 1269.

    Endemic. In the central high mountains.

    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): 2-6

    Leaf: blade shape: ovate, cordate

    Leaf: blade apex: acute

    Leaf: blade base: rounded, cordate

    Leaf: blade margin: entire

    Leaf: blade surface: pubscent

    Leaf: blade texture: herbaceous

    Leaf: blade length (mm): 3-10

    Leaf: blade width (mm): 3-10

    Inflorescence: solitary

    Inflorescence: position: axillary

    Scape: absent

    Peduncle: length (mm): 1.3-4.5

    Bract: absent

    Calyx: shape: 5-parted

    Sepal: shape: lanceolate

    Sepal: margin: entire

    Sepal: length (mm): 4-5

    Sepal: width (mm): 1-2

    Corolla: color: yellow

    Corolla: shape: rotate

    Lobe: margin: entire

    Lobe: length (mm): 6-10

    Lobe: width (mm): 3-5

    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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