71.000 Caldesia Parl.

Description of the genus

Leaves floating, deeply cordate at base.. Inflorescence compound, pyramidal, consisting of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers, subtended by 3 lanceolate bracts and 2 or 3 smaller bracteoles. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 3, spreading. Petals 3. Stamens 6. Carpels 10-15 (in ours). Achenes spirally arranged, spongy.

Worldwide: 4 species in the Old World tropics

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Caldesia reniformis

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reniformis (D. Don) MakinoDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Caldesia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Caldesia
Flora of Malawi: Caldesia
Flora of Zambia: Caldesia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Caldesia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Caldesia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=103, retrieved 2 December 2023

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