3160.000 Hydrostachys Thouars

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Submerged fern-like, annual or rarely perennial herbs found on rocks in fast-flowing fresh water; rhizome forms a compact circle of roots firmly attached to the rocks. Leaves basal 2-3 pinnatifid, petiolate, dilated at the base, petiole and rhachis covered in warty protuberances. Inflorescence emergent, densely spicate. Flowers small, sessile, solitary in axils of spirally arranged bracts. Fruit a 2-valved capsule enclosed in a persistent bract. Seeds small, light.

Worldwide: 22 species in Africa south of the equator and Madagascar.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Hydrostachys:

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Flora of Malawi: Hydrostachys
Flora of Mozambique: Hydrostachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hydrostachys

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hydrostachys
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hydrostachys
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hydrostachys
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hydrostachys
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hydrostachys

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: Hydrostachys.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=641, retrieved 28 February 2020

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