1. Family: Onagraceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Epilobium Dill. ex L.
      1. Epilobium stereophyllum Fresen.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Malawi.

    [FTEA]

    Onagraceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1953

    Habit
    Stoloniferous herb to 1 m. high, often less, puberulous or shortly pubescent especially on midribs, ovaries and pedicels; leaves and stems often appearing subglabrous; no glandular or capitate hairs present.
    Stem
    Stems without imbricate scale-leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate or oblong, about 1.5–5.5 cm. long and 0.3–2.1 (–2.6) cm. wide, obtuse or subacute at apex, the cauline ones normally broadly rounded to subcordate at base; petiole almost absent, 0.5–2.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers pink or mauve, even when just open.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5.5–10 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals mostly obovate, 8–15 mm. long, 4–11 mm. wide.
    Style
    Style 5–6.5 mm. long.
    Stigma
    Stigma obovoid-clavate, tapering below, often nearly as wide at apex as long, with 4 short lobes at apex less than a third of the total stigma-length.
    Fruits
    Capsules 3.5–7.7 cm. long; pedicels (1–) 2–6.5 cm. long.
    Habitat
    (of species as whole). By streams and rivers and in swampy places in moor grasslands and upland moor; alt. of var. stereophyllum 2700–3660 m., of var. kiwuënse 1750–2740 m.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Epilobium stereophyllum Fresen. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schimper [972] K000310902
    E.R.P. [687], Kenya K000310918

    First published in Mus. Senckenberg. 2: 152 (1837)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Taton, A. (1967). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Onagraceae: 1-25. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1953). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Onagraceae: 1-21.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Léveillé, Iconogr. Epilobium, t. 47 (1910).
    • Hausskn., Monogr. Epilobium 233 (1884).
    • Fres. in Mus. Senckenb. 2: 152 (1837).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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