Ludwigia abyssinica A. Rich.

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Ludwigia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Ludwigia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Ludwigia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

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Synonyms: Jussiaea abyssinica (A. Rich.) Dandy & Brenan
Ludwigia jussiaeoides sensu Harv.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust well-branched perennial herb, up to 3 m tall, sometimes woody at the base. Leaves lanceolate or elliptic, 2-13 cm long, hairless except for some minute hairs on midrib and margin when very young; petiole 2-20 mm long. Flowers in clusters on short, axillary, small-leaved shoots, yellow. Sepals, petals and stamens 4. Capsule 10-20 mm long, light brown, finely pitted when young, becoming smooth, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In swampy places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 21 May 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 92.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 298. (Includes a picture).

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 65.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 82.

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 340 - 341.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

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 220.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ludwigia abyssinica
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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: Ludwigia abyssinica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142650, retrieved 24 August 2016

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