65.000 Aponogeton L.f.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Aquatic herb, tuber obovoid. Leaves submerged, very variable, linear, narrowly lanceolate or ovate. Inflorescence a spike to 13 cm long; fragrant; densely or laxly flowered; spathe caducous. Flowers minute, facing all directions; tepals white, pink or mauve. Fruit densely packed; terminally beaked.

Worldwide: 43 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Aponogeton junceus subsp. junceus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
afroviolaceus Lye var. afroviolaceus N,CDescription
desertorum Zeyh. ex A. Spreng.N,W,C,E,SDescription
junceus Lehm. ex Schltdl. subsp. junceus N,CDescription, Image
rehmannii Oliv.N,W,C,SDescription
stuhlmannii Engl.W,C,E,SDescription

Other sources of information about Aponogeton:

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Flora of Botswana: Aponogeton
Flora of Caprivi: Aponogeton
Flora of Malawi: Aponogeton
Flora of Mozambique: Aponogeton
Flora of Zambia: Aponogeton

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aponogeton
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aponogeton
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aponogeton
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aponogeton
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aponogeton
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aponogeton

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: Genus page: Aponogeton.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=100, retrieved 6 December 2016

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