Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Alismatales

Limnocharitaceae

Butomaceae

Gibbs Russell, G.E. (1977) Keys to Vascular Aquatic Plants in Rhodesia Kirkia 10(2) 411-502

Martins, E.S. (2009) Limnocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the family

Aquatic herbs. Leaves basal, distichous, erect. Inflorescence an umbel. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3, green. Petals 3, larger than the sepals, delicate, not persistent, white, pink or yellow. Stamens c.9. Carpels superior, united at base. Fruit a whorl of follicles.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 11 species.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Hydrocleys nymphoides

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Hydrocleys Rich.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Limnocharitaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zambia: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limnocharitaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Limnocharitaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Limnocharitaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=119, retrieved 25 May 2016

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