88.000 Lagarosiphon Harv.

Description of the genus

Submerged perennial dioecious herbs. Stems branched, weak, to 1 m. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, closely arranged so that stem and leaves together have a cylindric outline, ascending or recurved, toothed. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers become detached and free-floating before flowering; female flowers float on surface attached to plant by long perianth tube. Sepals and petals 3, free; stamens or staminodes 3; stigmas 6, 2 per style. Fruit an ovate capsule, beaked at apex.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cordofanus Casp.N,C,E,SN,E,C,S
ilicifolius Oberm.B,N,SN,S,WDescription, Image
muscoides Harv.S

Other sources of information about Lagarosiphon:

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Flora of Botswana: Lagarosiphon
Flora of Caprivi: Lagarosiphon
Flora of Malawi: Lagarosiphon
Flora of Mozambique: Lagarosiphon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lagarosiphon

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lagarosiphon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lagarosiphon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lagarosiphon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagarosiphon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lagarosiphon
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lagarosiphon

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lagarosiphon.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=109, retrieved 22 September 2017

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