Ludwigia stolonifera (Guill. & Perr.) P.H. Raven

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Ludwigia stolonifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls

Ludwigia stolonifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls

Ludwigia stolonifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Ludwigia stolonifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Ludwigia stolonifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Ludwigia stolonifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Jussiaea diffusa Forssk.
Jussiaea repens L.
Ludwigia adscendens (L.) H. Hara subsp. diffusa (Forssk.) P.H. Raven
Common names: Creeping ludwigia (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial creeping herb, rooting at the nodes, sometimes a floating aquatic. Stems often purple-red, prostrate or ascending. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, shiny dark green. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, pale yellow with a darker spot at the base of the petals. Sepals and petals 5; stamens 10. Fruit a capsule, light brown with 10 conspicuous dark brown ribs.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Throughout the year
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa and from Israel and Lebanon to Iraq.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 300. (Includes a picture).

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

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 221. also as Ludwigia adscendens diffusa


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ludwigia stolonifera
Tropicos: Ludwigia stolonifera
West African Plants database: Ludwigia stolonifera


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 stolonifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142660, retrieved 25 May 2016

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