5793.000 Ludwigia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs, usually growing in wet places. Stipules reduced or 0. Leaves alternate or opposite, mostly entire. Bracteoles conspicuous or 0, usually 2 at or near the base of the ovary. Hypanthium 0. Sepals 3-7, persistent in fruit. Petals yellow or 0. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing irregularly. Seeds without hairs.

Worldwide: 82 species, cosmopolitan, but mostly America

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Hippotion balsaminae (Balsam striped hawk) Food plant
Ludwigia stolonifera

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica A. Rich.W,EDescription, Image
erecta (L.) H. HaraN,W,S
leptocarpa (Nutt.) H. HaraN,SDescription, Image
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. brevisepala (Brenan) P.H. RavenN,W,S
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. octovalvis N,W,C,E,S
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. sessiliflora (Micheli) P.H. RavenEDescription, Image
palustris (L.) ElliottN,C
perennis L.N,S
senegalensis (DC.) Troch.WDescription, Image
stolonifera (Guill. & Perr.) P.H. RavenN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ludwigia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Ludwigia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1023, retrieved 29 May 2016

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