Potamogeton schweinfurthii A.W. Benn.

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Status: Native
Description:
Submerged herb to 2 m from a rhizome. Stipules 2-4 cm, persistent, open, convolute, the lower amplexicaul, the upper spreading, lanceolate. Leaves 10-20 × 1-2 cm, linear-lanceolate, sessile, submerged (occasionally the upper floating), thinly-textured (the floating ones coriaceous); apex apiculate; margin finely undulate, entire. Spikes on swollen scapes, more than 20-flowered. Drupe 3-4 mm, ovoid, smooth; beak short.
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Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: named after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), German botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: In Lakes, pools, ponds, backwaters, rivers and streams, 0.2-2 m deep.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and Madagascar. Also in North Africa, Azores, Mediterranean islands and southwestern Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 April 2007
Literature:

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 502 - 503. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 148.

Symoens, J.J. (2009). Potamogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 87 - 89.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 193.


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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: Species information: Potamogeton schweinfurthii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103090, retrieved 1 October 2016

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