Caldesia reniformis (D. Don) Makino

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Caldesia reniformis

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Caldesia reniformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Caldesia reniformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Caldesia reniformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Caldesia reniformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Caldesia reniformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Synonyms: Alisma reniforme D. Don
Common names:
Frequency: Very occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial aquatic herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Rhizome poorly developed, with latex; roots up to 35 cm long. Leaves with lamina floating; petiole 0.1-1.5 m long, depending on the the depth of the water. Lamina heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, glossy, often purple-tinged, up to 12 × 10 cm, with 13-17 veins radiating from the base. Inflorescence branched, erect, emergent, up to 1.5 m tall. Flowers with greenish petals and delicate, whitish or bluish petals. Fruit with 10-15 ovoid carpels, beaked with the persistent style.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: reniformis: kidney-shaped
Habitat: Shallow lakes, lagoons, marshes and margins of slow moving rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Aquatic, perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 October 2011
Literature:

Carter, S. (1960). Alismataceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 7 - 8. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 333. as Caldesia parnassifolia (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. & Catarino, L. (2009). Alismataceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 6 - 8. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 112.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Caldesia reniformis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Caldesia reniformis
Tropicos: Caldesia reniformis
West African Plants database: Caldesia reniformis


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: Caldesia reniformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103210, retrieved 28 September 2016

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