Aponogeton afroviolaceus Lye
var. afroviolaceus

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Synonyms: Aponogeton violaceus Lye
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Status: Native
Tuber 1.5 cm thick. Petiole 5-20 cm. Leaves: lamina 2-8 × 0.3-1.6 cm, elliptic to linear-oblong, with a cuneate to truncate base and obtuse to subacute apex. Spikes simple with flowers arranged on all sides; perianth segments 2, purple or mauve. Stamens 6, rarely 0 or 1. Carpels 3-8. Follicles 3.5-6 mm, greenish.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C,S,W
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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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 85.

Martins, E.S. (2009). Aponogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Page 69.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aponogeton afroviolaceus
African Plant Database: Aponogeton afroviolaceus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aponogeton afroviolaceus
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aponogeton afroviolaceus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Aponogeton afroviolaceus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aponogeton afroviolaceus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aponogeton afroviolaceus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aponogeton afroviolaceus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aponogeton afroviolaceus
Tropicos: Aponogeton afroviolaceus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103140, retrieved 24 May 2018

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