Localities documented in Tropicos sources
Brazil (South America)
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Forzza, R. C. & et al. 2010. 2010 Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil. http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100002289
- USDA, NRCS. 2007. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100004579
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||40||Public Records:||9|
|Specimens with Sequences:||33||Public Species:||4|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||29||Public BINs:||0|
|Species With Barcodes:||5|
Locations of barcode samples
Lythrum is a genus of 38 species of flowering plants native to the temperate world. Commonly known as loosestrife (a name they share with the closely related Lysimachia), they are among 32 genera of the family Lythraceae.
Description[edit source | edit]
They are herbaceous annuals or perennials. Typically they have square stems, narrow stalkless leaves, and spikes of star-shaped flowers in shades of purple, pink and white. They are especially associated with boggy areas, river banks and ponds, though in cultivation they often tolerate drier conditions. The species L. salicaria (purple loosestrife) and L. virgatum are found in cultivation.
Selected species[edit source | edit]
Formerly placed here[edit source | edit]
- Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F.Macbr. (as L. carthagenense Jacq.)
- Cuphea melanium (L.) R.Br. ex Steud. (as L. melanium L.)
- Cuphea parsonsia (L.) R.Br. ex Steud. (as L. parsonsia L.)
- Cuphea racemosa subsp. racemosa (as L. racemosum L.f.)
- Cuphea viscosissima Jacq. (as L. petiolatum L.)
- Pleurophora anomala (A. St.-Hil.) Koehne (as L. anomalum A.St.-Hil.)
- Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz (as L. fruticosum L.)
Morphology[edit source | edit]
Ecology[edit source | edit]
References[edit source | edit]
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- Lythrum In: Species Plantarum 1: 446 (1753). APNI, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Accessed 26 February 2010.
- "Genus: Lythrum L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1998-04-28. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
- RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- Lythrum L. USDA PLANTS.
- Common name for L. junceum "Lythrum junceum (false grass-poly)". Flora of Derbyshire. Derby City Council and Derbyshire Flora Committee. February 15, 2007. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- Common name for L. wilsonii "Innamincka Regional Reserve - Flora Species List (By Family)". National Parks and Wildlife South Australia, Department for Environment and Heritage. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- "GRIN Species Records of Lythrum". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
- Eckert, C. G., et al. (1996). "Frequency-dependent selection on morph ratios in tristylous Lythrum salicaria (Lythraceae)". Heredity 77 (6): 581–88. doi:10.1038/hdy.1996.185.
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