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Description: 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.
Derivation of specific name:
acuminata: tapering to a point; acuminate; referring to the corolla lobes
Habitat: On wet peaty soil, sometimes partly submerged.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Growth form(s): Annual.
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 22 December 2011
Primulaceae Kupicha, F.K. (1983). 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. Comments
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Anagallis acuminata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143620, retrieved 26 March 2017
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