Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Nymphaeales

Cabombaceae - Water-shield family

Wild, H. (1960) Cabombaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Aquatic herbs with perennial rhizomes. Stipules 0. Stems coated with mucilage. Leaves alternate, floating and peltate, sometimes also with submerged, dissected leaves. Flowers axillary, solitary, actinomorphic. Sepals 3. Petals 3, hypogynous. Stamens 3-18. Carpels 6-18 (in ours), free. Ovary with 1-3 ovules. Fruiting carpels indehiscent.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 6 species in tropical and warm temperate regions.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Brasenia schreberi

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Brasenia Schreb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cabombaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cabombaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cabombaceae

External websites:

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


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: Cabombaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=41, retrieved 24 August 2019

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