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Genus: Anagallis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Order: Ericales > Family: Primulaceae

About 20-25 species, native to Africa and South America and in addition there is one species with a pantropical distribution. Six species are native to southern Africa, two species are naturalised and an additional species is cultivated in the region. Previously placed in the Myrsinaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Anagallis acuminata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Anagallis barbata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Anagallis gracilipes

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Anagallis huttonii

 

Anagallis serpens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Anagallis tenuicaulis

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet pimpernel)

 

Anagallis pumila

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Anagallis monellii

Native to the Mediterranean.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Glen, H.F., Lavranos, J.J. & Condy, G. 1995. Anagallis monelli. Flowering Plants of Africa 54: 6467.

     

 


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