Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Alismatales

Limnocharitaceae

Butomaceae

Gibbs Russell, G.E. (1977) Keys to Vascular Aquatic Plants in Rhodesia Kirkia 10(2) 411-502

Martins, E.S. (2009) Limnocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the family

Aquatic herbs. Leaves basal, distichous, erect. Inflorescence an umbel. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3, green. Petals 3, larger than the sepals, delicate, not persistent, white, pink or yellow. Stamens c.9. Carpels superior, united at base. Fruit a whorl of follicles.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 11 species.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Butomopsis Kunth

Other sources of information about Limnocharitaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Limnocharitaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Limnocharitaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Limnocharitaceae
Wikipedia: Limnocharitaceae


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Limnocharitaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=119, retrieved 18 August 2019

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