Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Elatinaceae

Wild, H. (1961) Elatinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Herbs or low shrubs. Stipules present, paired. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple. Flowers small, axillary, solitary or in small cymes, fascicles or whorled clusters, bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3-5. Petals 3-5(-6). Stamens as many as or twice as many as the sepals; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary superior, 3-5-locular, multiovulate; styles 2-5, free. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds without endosperm.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 34 species, mainly tropical, some temperate.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 7 taxa.

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Bergia L.Image
Elatine L.

Other sources of information about Elatinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Elatinaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Elatinaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Elatinaceae
Flora of Zambia: Elatinaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Elatinaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


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: Family page: Elatinaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=80, retrieved 1 October 2016

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