908.000 Floscopa Lour.

Description of the genus

Perennial aquatic herbs (in ours), often rooting from the lower nodes. Inflorescence terminal, glandular-pubescent. Flowers zygomorphic, bisexual. Sepals 3, free. Petals 3, deliquescent, equal or unequal, purple to pink. Stamens 6, fertile, 3 upper different from the 3 lower. Filaments glabrous. Ovary 2-locular, glabrous. Capsule glabrous.

Derivation of name: From flos, a flower and scopa, a broom (Latin).

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Floscopa glomerata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
flavida C.B. ClarkeS
glomerata (Willd. & Schult. ex Schult. f.) Hassk.C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
leiothyrsa Brenan
polypleura Brenan
tuberculata C.B. Clarke

Other sources of information about Floscopa:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Floscopa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=321, retrieved 21 April 2024

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