95.000 Ottelia Pers.

Symoens, J.J. (2009) Hydrocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Submerged or floating-leaved bisexual (in ours), dioecious or monoecious herbs. Leaves radical. Flowers from a persistent leathery spathe. Sepals 3; petals 3. Fruit a fleshy capsule.

Worldwide: 21 species in tropical and warm regions, mainly in the Old World.

Zambia: 9 taxa.

Ottelia ulvifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cylindrica (T.C.E. Fr.) Dandy NN
exserta (Ridl.) DandyC,EN,E,SDescription, Image
fischeri (Gürke) DandyCLkDescription, Image
kunenensis (Gürke) Dandy B,C,SC,S,W
lisowskii Symoens WCb
luapulana Symoens NN
muricata (C.H. Wright) DandyB,N,SN,S,WDescription, Image
ulvifolia (Planch.) Walp.B,N,W,E,SCb,Lp,E,S,WDescription, Image
verdickii Gürke N,CLpImage

Other sources of information about Ottelia:

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

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Ottelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=111, retrieved 27 May 2024

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