65.000 Aponogeton L.f.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Aquatic herb; tuber obovoid. Leaves submerged, very variable, linear, narrowly lanceolate or ovate. Inflorescence a spike to 13 cm long; fragrant; densely or laxly flowered; spathe caducous. Flowers minute, facing all directions; tepals white, pink or mauve. Fruit densely packed, terminally beaked.

Worldwide: 43 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
afroviolaceus Lye var. afroviolaceus B,N,SN,C,S,WDescription
desertorum Zeyh. ex A. Spreng.B,N,W,CNw,N,Mc,WDescription, Image
junceus Lehm. ex Schltdl.B,C,SC,S,WDescription, Image
rehmannii Oliv.Image
stuhlmannii Engl.[DD]B,N,W,SNw,N,S,WDescription, Image
vallisnerioides Baker N,WCb,N

Other sources of information about Aponogeton:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Aponogeton.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=100, retrieved 18 July 2019

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