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Genus: Lysimachia

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 150 species, ocurring in temperate and warm temperate regions. Three species are native to southern Africa and a further two species are 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.

Lysimachia africana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Lysimachia nutans


Lysimachia ruhmeriana


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Lysimachia ephemerum

Native to southwestern Europe and North Africa.


Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping-jenny)

Native to Europe.



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


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