2328.030 Centrostachys Wall.

Description of the genus

Robust perennial herb of aquatic or marshy situations. Leaves opposite, entire. Inflorescence of elongate spikes, terminal on main stem and branches. Bracts persistent, hyaline. Perianth segments 5; upper tepal longest and narrowest. Pseudostaminodes present. Ovary with a single pendulous ovule. Capsule thin-walled.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa from Nigeria to Sudan south to Mozambique and Zimbabwe; also in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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aquatica (R. Br.) Wall. ex Moq.N,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Centrostachys

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Centrostachys
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Centrostachys
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Centrostachys
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Centrostachys
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Centrostachys

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Centrostachys.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=537, retrieved 1 November 2014

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