70.000 Alisma L.

Description of the genus

Leaves erect. Inflorescence compound, pyramidal; flowers and branches in whorls of 4 or more, each whorl subtended by 3 bracts and several smaller bracteoles. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 3, appressed in fruit. Petals 3, longer than the sepals. Stamens 6. Carpels many, free. Achenes many, in a whorl, flattened laterally, ridged abaxially.

Worldwide: 9 species in N termperate zones and Australia

Zambia: 0 taxa.

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Other sources of information about Alisma:

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Flora of Botswana: Alisma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alisma
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Alisma

External websites:

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

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: Alisma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=102, retrieved 19 November 2019

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