Samolus repens

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Samolus repens
Samolus repens.jpg
At Cape Otway, Victoria, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Samolus
Species: S. repens
Binomial name
Samolus repens
(G.Forst.) Pers.
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Lysimachia sedoides Lehm.
  • Samolus ambiguus R.Brown
  • S. eremaeus Jacobs
  • S. littoralis R.Brown
  • S. platyphyllos F.Muell.
  • S. repens var. ambiguus (R.Brown) Benth.
  • S. repens var. incana (Labill.) Duby in DC
  • S. repens var. floribundus Benth.
  • S. repens var. paucifolius Benth.
  • S. repens var. procumbens Knuth
  • S. repens var. strictus Cock.
  • Sheffieldia repens G.Forst.

Samolus repens is a species of water pimpernel native to Australia, New Zealand and near-by Pacific islands, and South America (South Chile),[1] where it is common in temperate and subtropic coastlines. Common names include creeping brookweed[3] and creeping bushweed.[4] Samolus repens has small white or occasionally pink flowers with a flowering period from September through to March or April.[4][3]

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was first described by Georg Forster in 1776 as Sheffieldia repens and placed in the genus Samolus in 1805 by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon.[1] The following synonyms exist:[1][2]

  • Lysimachia sedoides Lehm.
  • Samolus ambiguus R.Brown
  • S. eremaeus Jacobs
  • S. littoralis R.Brown
  • S. platyphyllos F.Muell.
  • S. repens var. ambiguus (R.Brown) Benth.
  • S. repens var. incana (Labill.) Duby in DC
  • S. repens var. floribundus Benth.
  • S. repens var. paucifolius Benth.
  • S. repens var. procumbens Knuth
  • S. repens var. strictus Cock.
  • Sheffieldia repens Forst.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Crusio W.E. (1982). "Het geslacht Samolus L.". Communications of the Dutch Waterplant Society (in Dutch). 2: 13–25. 
  2. ^ a b Crusio W.E. (1984). "Notes on the genus Samolus L. (Primulaceae)". Communications of the Dutch Waterplant Society. 6: 13–16. 
  3. ^ a b Harden, G.J. "Samolus repens (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Pers.". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Johns, Louise. "Online Field guide to Common Saltmarsh Plants of Queensland". Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. Retrieved 1 April 2012.