Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven
subsp. sessiliflora (Micheli) P.H. Raven

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Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. sessiliflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Osborne Dam

Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. sessiliflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Osborne Dam

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Common names: Shrubby ludwigia (English)
Status: Native
Robust shrubby perennial herb, up to 3 m, sometimes woody at the base. Leaves variable in shape and size, from almost hairless to densely hairy (depending on the subspecies). Flowers showy but short-lived, yellow. Sepals and petals 4; stamens 8, short. Capsule pale brown with 8 darker ribs. This subspecies is best recognized by the long spreading hairs on the upper parts of the plant.
Notes: Subsp octovalvis is almost hairless or with short appressed hairs. Subsp. Subsp brevisepala has smaller, linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves and much smaller flowers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet and swampy places along rivers lakes and marshes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:All year round
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 336 - 338.


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West African Plants database: Ludwigia octovalvis

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 octovalvis subsp. sessiliflora., retrieved 7 December 2016

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