3140.000 Tristicha Thouars

Cusset, C. (1997) Podostemaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Submerged, annual or perennial, freshwater herbs, firmly fixed to rock substrate in cataracts and spray at edges of waterfalls. Basal part thalloid, ribbon-like, branched, bearing moss-like shoots which vary greatly from abbreviated flowering shoots to long leafy stems. The abbreviated flowering shoots comprise 2 or more short leafy sterile branches terminated by a solitary flower. Leaves small, along the stems, sessile, entire or divided. Flowers terminal and/or axillary, each subtended by 2 scarious bracts longer than the leaves; spathella absent. Perianth segments (tepals) 3. Fruit capsule ovoid, ribbed. Seeds small, numerous.

Worldwide: Two species, one pantropical, the other native to Australia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
trifaria (Bory ex Willd.) Spreng.N,SN

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tristicha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tristicha

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: Tristicha.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=638, retrieved 19 September 2020

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