924.000 Heteranthera Ruiz. & Pav.

Description of the genus

Perennial aquatic herbs; stems creeping and rooting at nodes. Leaves submerged and linear or floating and ovate to reniform or borne on long petioles. Flowers small, in spikes or solitary. Perianth nearly actinomorphic, divided into 6 equal or subequal lobes. Stamens 3, exserted, unequal. Ovule 1-locular or imperfectly 3-locular; ovules numerous. Capsule oblong or linear. Seeds longitudinally ribbed.

Worldwide: c. 10 species, 1 native to tropical Africa, the rest occurring in tropical and subtropical America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Heteranthera callifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
callifolia Rchb. ex KunthB,N,C,SN,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Heteranthera:

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

External websites:

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

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: Heteranthera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=324, retrieved 24 April 2024

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