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5. Lysimachia lobeloides Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. (Carey ed.). 2:29. 1824. Duby, l.c. 61; Klatt, l.c. 16, t. 2; Hook.f., l.c. 502; Collett, l.c. 301; Handel-Mazzetti, l.c. 113.


  • Lysimachia secunda Buch.-Ham. & D. Don

    Annual up to 50 cm more tall, erect, glabrous. Stem branched, the branches ascending spreading, more or less angular. Leaves elliptic-ovate or oblong-orbiculate, 25-40 x 9-18 mm long (including petiole), subacute, decurrent, alternate, glandular streaked on the margin only. Racemes (5-) 7-20 cm long, lax. Flowers white to pale pink. Lowermost bracts 5-8 mm long, up to 12.5 mm in fruit and deflexed, longer than the bract. Calyx campanulate, 3-5 mm long, lobes ovate-lanceolate, apiculate, margin glandular streaked, crisp, sparse glandulose, papillose towards the apex. Corolla exceeding the calyx, c. 4.5 mm long, campanulate; lobes obovate-oblong, obtuse, crenulate to wavy. Stamens exserted; filaments 3-4 (-4.5) mm long, sparse glandulose, barely adnate at the base; anther ovate-obtuse, c. 1 mm long, glandulose. Ovary globose, c. 1.2-1.5 (-2) mm broad; style 4-4.5 mm long, persistent; stigma subcapitate. Capsule ± 3.6 mm broad, globose. Seeds as in the preceding species but weighing less.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Holotype: E. Nepal, Wallich 1484.1 (K-Wall., iso. E!).

    Distribution: From Kashmir to Kumaon and eastward to Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Yunnan.

    Morphologically Lysimachia lobeloides bears a resemblance to Lysimachia dubia Soland. Knuth (1905) included Lysimachia lobeloides in his subsect. Racemosae Knuth and Lysimachia dubia in sub-sect. Spicatae Knuth. Later Handel-Mazzetti (1928) included both the species in separate series, under the sect. Coxia Handel-Mazzetti of the subg. Palladia (Moench) Handel-Mazzetti. J.D. Hooker (1882) relates Lysimachia lobeloides to Lysimachia decurrens Forst. (= Lysimachia javanica Bl.).

    The species is quite rare in Kashmir, the above mentioned specimen is so far the only record from Kashmir.


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