Potamogeton crispus L.

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Status: Native
Description:
Herb 50-150 cm high, from a rhizome; stems 4-angled. Stipular sheaths 10-20 mm, convolute, early deciduous. Leaves 30-90 × 8-15 mm, linear-lanceolate, sessile, all submerged, shining, translucent; apex obtuse, apiculate; margin finely serrate, markedly undulate when mature. Spikes 5-10-flowered, somewhat lax. Drupe 2-4 mm, ovoid-acuminate, laterally flattened; beak nearly as long as fruit, falcate, tapered.
Type location:
Europe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crispus: with a wavy or curled margin
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Worldwide distribution: North Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Also in Europe, Asia and Australia. Introduced from Canada to Argentina and in New Zealand.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 112.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 502 - 503. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 148.

Symoens, J.J. (2009). Potamogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 85 - 86.

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Flora of Botswana: Potamogeton crispus
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Flora of Mozambique: Potamogeton crispus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Potamogeton crispus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Potamogeton crispus
African Plant Database: Potamogeton crispus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Potamogeton crispus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Potamogeton crispus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Potamogeton crispus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Potamogeton crispus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Potamogeton crispus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Potamogeton crispus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Potamogeton crispus
Ispot Southern Africa: Potamogeton crispus
JSTOR Plant Science: Potamogeton crispus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Potamogeton crispus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Potamogeton crispus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Potamogeton crispus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Potamogeton crispus
Tropicos: Potamogeton crispus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Potamogeton crispus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103060, retrieved 23 May 2019

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