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:

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Flora of Botswana: Aldrovanda

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aldrovanda
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aldrovanda
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aldrovanda
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aldrovanda
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aldrovanda

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Aldrovanda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1947, retrieved 18 September 2020

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