Aponogeton desertorum Zeyh. ex A. Spreng.

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Synonyms: Aponogeton eylesii Rendle
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Status: Native
Description:
Tuber 1-2 cm in diameter, spherical. Stems to 30 cm or more. Leaves 6-9 per plant; petiole flattened; lamina 5-17 × 2-6 cm, oblong, floating; base cordate; apex obtuse, apiculate. Spikes 3-12 cm, forked; peduncle usually swollen above. Flowers arranged all round the rhachis, the spikes characteristically tapering above; perianth segments 2, yellow. Stamens usually 6. Carpels 3-5. Follicles 3 mm, brownish-yellow.
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Habitat: In rock pools or temporary river pools
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, DRC (Katanga), Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 April 2007
Literature:

Martins, E.S. (2009). Aponogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Page 70.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 114.


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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: Aponogeton desertorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103150, retrieved 27 June 2016

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