Ludwigia abyssinica A. Rich.

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Ludwigia abyssinica

Wet dambo in black muck soil
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ludwigia abyssinica

Wet dambo in black muck soil
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ludwigia abyssinica

Wet dambo in black muck soil
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Jussiaea abyssinica (A. Rich.) Dandy & Brenan
Ludwigia jussiaeoides sensu Harv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust well-branched perennial herb, up to 3 m tall, sometimes woody at the base. Leaves lanceolate or elliptic, 2-13 cm long, hairless except for some minute hairs on midrib and margin when very young; petiole 2-20 mm long. Flowers in clusters on short, axillary, small-leaved shoots, yellow. Sepals, petals and stamens 4. Capsule 10-20 mm long, light brown, finely pitted when young, becoming smooth, hairless.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In swampy places.
Altitude range: Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 13 May 2019

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Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 340 - 341.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.

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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: Ludwigia abyssinica., retrieved 27 May 2024

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