Hydrocotyle verticillata Thunb.

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Hydrocotyle verticillata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare

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Common names:
Status: Native
Glabrous creeping herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves peltate.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: verticillata: whorled
Habitat: A species of damp soil near rivers, dams, marshes and seepage zones.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,E,Lk,S,W
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Endemic status:
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Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 558.

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 18.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

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 197.

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Flora of Botswana: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Flora of Caprivi: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hydrocotyle verticillata
Flora of Mozambique: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hydrocotyle verticillata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hydrocotyle verticillata
African Plant Database: Hydrocotyle verticillata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hydrocotyle verticillata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hydrocotyle verticillata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hydrocotyle verticillata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hydrocotyle verticillata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hydrocotyle verticillata
JSTOR Plant Science: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Plants of the World Online: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Tropicos: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Wikipedia: Hydrocotyle verticillata

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: Hydrocotyle verticillata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142970, retrieved 11 December 2023

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