Ludwigia palustris (L.) Elliott

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Common names:
Status: Possibly introduced
Mat-forming, creeping herb, rooting at the nodes, hairless. Leaves opposite. Flowers solitary or in pairs, axillary. Sepals 4; petals absent; stamens 4.
Type location:
Presumably from Europe
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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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 65.

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 342 - 343.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Ludwigia palustris
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ludwigia palustris
African Plant Database: Ludwigia palustris
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ludwigia palustris
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ludwigia palustris., retrieved 29 November 2023

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