7532.000 Limnophila R. Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, aquatic or marsh herbs. Stems erect or creeping and rooting at the nodes. Submerged leaves laciniate, pinnatifid; aerial leaves opposite to whorled, entire, laciniate or pinnately-divided. Flowers solitary, axillary or in terminal spikes or racemes. Corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped. Stamens 4, included, didynamous. Style filiform. Capsule ellipsoid to spherical.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in the Old World tropics and subtropics.

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bangweolensis (R.E. Fr.) Verdc. N,CN
barteri Skan BS,W
ceratophylloides (Hiern) SkanW,SSImage
crassifolia Philcox [DD]WNw
dasyantha (Engl. & Gilg) SkanNN
fluviatilis A.Chev.NN
indica (L.) DruceB,C,SLk,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Limnophila:

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

External websites:

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

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: Limnophila.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1273, retrieved 17 April 2024

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