58.000 Potamogeton L. - Pondweeds

Description of the genus

Leaves of 2 forms: in many species only submerged, translucent, filiform to lanceolate leaves are produced, in others, floating coriaceous leaf laminae on long petioles are formed as well. Leaves alternate, or the upper, which subtend the spikes, opposite. Stipules present. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: c. 90 species, cosmopolitan

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
crispus L.SSDescription
nodosus Poir.B,N,CN,C,WDescription, Image
octandrus Poir.B,N,W,C,SCb,Lp,C,S,WDescription
pusillus L.SSDescription
richardii SolmsNN
schweinfurthii A.W. Benn.N,W,C,SCb,N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Potamogeton:

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

External websites:

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

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: Potamogeton.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=98, retrieved 20 May 2024

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