72.000 Limnophyton Miq.

Description of the genus

Aquatic herbs. Leaves sagittate at base, erect. Inflorescence a pyramidal panicle, composed of 4-7 whorls; lower whorls bearing female or bisexual flowers; upper bearing mostly male flowers. Sepals boat-shaped, deflexed after flowering. Petals, white, circular, clawed. Stamens 6. Carpels numerous.

Worldwide: 4 species in Old World tropics.

Caprivi: 2 cultivated taxa.

Limnophyton obtusifolium

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angolense BuchenauDescription, Image
obtusifolium (L.) Miq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Limnophyton:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Limnophyton
Flora of Caprivi: Limnophyton
Flora of Malawi: Limnophyton
Flora of Mozambique: Limnophyton
Flora of Zambia: Limnophyton
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limnophyton

External websites:

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

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: Limnophyton.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=104, retrieved 2 December 2023

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