3151.010 Ledermanniella Engl.

INVERSODICRAEA Engl. ex R.E. Fruit

Cusset, C. (1997) Podostemaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Submerged freshwater herbs; basal part thalloid, foliaceous, ± deeply divided or ribbon-like, bearing buds on the surface or margins from which shoots arise; shoots with well developed, usually branched stems. Leaves filamentous or reduced and scale-like, usually divided, densely arranged or scattered; scale-like leaves variable, borne throughout the length of the stems and branches or only on the flowering branches. Flowers solitary and apical on branches, also in the angles of the uppermost branches. Tepals 2, linear or filiform, one on each side of the andropodium. Fruit an ovoid to ellipsoid capsule, usually 8-ribbed, splitting into 2 equal carpels, the suture occurring along 2 of the ribs. Seeds small, reddish-brown to blackish, ellipsoid.

Worldwide: 44 species in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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tenax (C.H. Wright) C. CussetW,EImage

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ledermanniella
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ledermanniella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ledermanniella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ledermanniella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ledermanniella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=639, retrieved 18 October 2017

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