Aponogeton stuhlmannii Engl.

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Aponogeton stuhlmannii

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near Mangwe, Figtree.

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Synonyms: Aponogeton gracilis Schinz
Aponogeton gramineus Lye
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Status: Native
Tuber up to 1 cm in diameter. Stems 3-12 cm. Leaves: the primary (petioles only), c.2 cm and 1 mm in diameter, subulate, falcate, submerged; later leaves 2-4 × 0.5-0.6 cm, linear-oblong, with a long filiform petiole and a floating lamina; apex and base obtuse. Spikes simple, the flowers ± 1-sided; perianth segments 2, white. Stamens c.6. Carpels 2-4. Follicles 2-3 mm, green to bluish.
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Habitat: In seasonal rock pools
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,S,W
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Monday 28 May 2018

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

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) Pages 68 - 69.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 114.

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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: Species information: Aponogeton stuhlmannii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103180, retrieved 12 April 2024

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