Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Haloragaceae - Water-milfoil family

Mendes, E.J. (1978) Haloragaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Herbs or undershrubs, often aquatic, monoecious, polygamous or dioecious. Stipules 0 (but see note under Myriophyllum). Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple or pinnatifid. Calyx lobes and petals 2-4 or 0, free. Stamens (0-1-)2-4 or 8. Ovary inferior, 1-4-locular. Fruit a nutlet, indehiscent or breaking up into 2 or 4 one-seeded mericarps, or a drupe.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 185 species, cosmopolitan but especially southern hemisphere.

Zambia: 2 genera and 4 taxa.

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Laurembergia P.J. BergiusDescription
Myriophyllum L.Description

Other sources of information about Haloragaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Haloragaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Haloragaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Haloragaceae
Flora of Malawi: Haloragaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Haloragaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Haloragaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Haloragaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Haloragaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Haloragaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Haloragaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Haloragaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Haloragaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Haloragaceae
Wikipedia: Haloragaceae
Plants of the World Online: Haloragaceae
Tropicos: Haloragaceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Haloragaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=96, retrieved 23 May 2024

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