Pontederia cordata L.
var. lanceolata (Nutt.) Griseb.

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Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland near restaurant

Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland near restaurant

Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland near restaurant

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Synonyms: Pontederia lanceolata Nutt.
Common names: Pickerel weed (English)
Status: Introduced and sometimes naturalised
An aquatic perennial up to 2 m high with erect, emergent stems and horizontal rhizomes. Leaves one per stem, cordate. Flowers borne in spikes 5-15 cm long; petals blue, the upper petal with a yellow blotch in the centre.
Derivation of specific name: cordata: heart-shaped
Habitat: In wet places, in and by ponds, streams and rivers
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Worldwide distribution: Native to America, with a wide range from Eastern Canada to Argentina
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 12 October 2017


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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pontederia cordata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pontederia cordata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pontederia cordata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pontederia cordata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pontederia cordata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pontederia cordata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pontederia cordata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pontederia cordata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pontederia cordata
Ispot Southern Africa: Pontederia cordata
JSTOR Plant Science: Pontederia cordata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pontederia cordata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Pontederia cordata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pontederia cordata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pontederia cordata
Tropicos: Pontederia cordata

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: Species information: Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112980, retrieved 16 December 2017

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