5793.000 Ludwigia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs, usually growing in wet places. Stipules reduced or 0. Leaves alternate or opposite, mostly entire. Bracteoles conspicuous or 0, usually 2 at or near the base of the ovary. Hypanthium 0. Sepals 3-7, persistent in fruit. Petals yellow or 0. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing irregularly. Seeds without hairs.

Worldwide: 82 species, cosmopolitan, but mostly America

Zambia: 12 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Hippotion balsaminae (Balsam striped hawk)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica A. Rich.B,N,W,C,SCb,N,C,S,WDescription, Image
adscendens (L.) H. HaraImage
adscendens (L.) H. Hara subsp. diffusa (Forssk.) P.H. RavenB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
erecta (L.) H. HaraN,SN,S
leptocarpa (Nutt.) H. HaraB,N,C,E,SN,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. brevisepala (Brenan) P.H. RavenN,W,C,SCb,N,C,SDescription, Image
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. octovalvis N,E,SN,E,SDescription
palustris (L.) ElliottBWDescription
perennis L.SS
senegalensis (DC.) Troch.B,N,SLp,S,WDescription, Image
stenorraphe (Brenan) H. Hara subsp. macrosepala (Brenan) P.H. Raven WCb
stenorraphe (Brenan) H. Hara subsp. stenorraphe W,SNw

Other sources of information about Ludwigia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ludwigia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1023, retrieved 8 February 2023

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