Aquatic

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

Plants growing on or under water, free-floating, or if rooted in the soil then not growing more than a few cm above the water level, lying flat upon the mud during dry periods and not self supporting.

FamilySpeciesComment
Alismataceae Limnophyton obtusifolium
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton rehmannii
Araceae Lemna aequinoctialis
Araceae Pistia stratiotes
Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum var. demersum
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Neptunia oleracea
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Aeschynomene fluitans
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon cordofanus
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon ilicifolius
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon muscoides
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia exserta
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia muricata
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ulvifolia
Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria spiralis
Marsileaceae Marsilea ephippiocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea minuta var. minuta
Marsileaceae Marsilea nubica var. gymnocarpa
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides indica subsp. occidentalis
Najadaceae Najas horrida
Najadaceae Najas marina subsp. armata
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea lotus
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
Parkeriaceae Ceratopteris thalictroides
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton nodosus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton octandrus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton pusillus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton schweinfurthii
Salviniaceae Azolla pinnata subsp. africana
Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta
Number of species: 29


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: List of species with each spot-character: Aquatic.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=6, retrieved 20 May 2019

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