Rotala myriophylloides Welw. ex Hiern

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Rotala myriophylloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Rotala myriophylloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Rotala myriophylloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Rotala myriophylloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Rotala myriophylloides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Rotala hutchinsoniana A. Fern.
Rotala longicaulis Fernandes & Diniz
Rotala nashii A. Fern.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, usually partially submerged. Stems red, 10-60 cm long, arising from a creeping rhizome, rooting at the nodes. Leaves usually in whorls of 4; aerial leaves 2.5-10 mm long, lanceolate, oblong or ovate, subcordate at the base; submerged leaves, 5-25 mm long filiform. Flowers axillary on the upper parts of stems and branches, (3)4(5)-merous, mauve-pink. Fruit a capsule c. 1.5 mm long, ellipsoid, 2-valved.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: myriophylloides: resembling a species of Myriophyllum (Haloragaceae).
Habitat: In slow moving water, edges of streams or swamps.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Botswana, Zambia Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 December 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 203. as Rotala hutchinsoniana

Fernandes, A. (1978). Lythraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 323.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 73.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 82.


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West African Plants database: Rotala myriophylloides


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: Rotala myriophylloides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141470, retrieved 28 August 2016

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