3134.000 Aldrovanda L.

Description of the genus

Submerged floating aquatic plant, without roots. Stems simple or branched. Leaves in whorls, the lamina articulate, reduced in the flowering whorl. Flowers solitary, axillary, emergent. Sepals and petals 5. Stamens 5. Ovary 5-carpellary; styles 5, free, digitately branched at the apex; ovules on 5 parietal placentas. Capsules with 5 valves; seeds 6–8, ovoid, black.

Worldwide: Species 1, cosmopolitan.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
vesiculosa L. N,CN,C

Other sources of information about Aldrovanda:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Aldrovanda
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Aldrovanda

External websites:

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

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: Aldrovanda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1947, retrieved 1 March 2024

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