88.000 Lagarosiphon Harv.

Description of the genus

Submerged perennial dioecious herbs. Stems branched, weak, to 1 m. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, closely arranged so that stem and leaves together have a cylindric outline, ascending or recurved, toothed. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers become detached and free-floating before flowering; female flowers float on surface attached to plant by long perianth tube. Sepals and petals 3, free; stamens or staminodes 3; stigmas 6, 2 per style. Fruit an ovate capsule, beaked at apex.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cordofanus Casp.N,W,E,S
ilicifolius Oberm.N,W
major (Ridl.) Moss ex V.A. WagerW,C,E
muscoides Harv.W,C,S
verticillifolius Oberm.S

Other sources of information about Lagarosiphon:

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

External websites:

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

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: Lagarosiphon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=109, retrieved 1 July 2016

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