Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven
subsp. brevisepala (Brenan) P.H. Raven

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Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. brevisepala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. brevisepala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Ludwigia octovalvis subsp. brevisepala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

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Synonyms: Jussiaea didymosperma Perrier
Jussiaea linearis Willd.
Jussiaea suffruticosa L. var. linearis (Willd.) Oliv. ex Kuntze
Jussiaea suffruticosa L. var. brevisepala Brenan
Jussiaea suffruticosa L. var. pseudolinearis Brenan
Ludwigia pubescens (L.) H. Hara var. brevisepala (Brenan) H. Hara
Ludwigia pubescens (L.) H. Hara var. linearis (Willd.) A. & R. Fernandes
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust shrubby herb up to several meters tall, often woody near the base, most parts with more or less dense spreading hairs. Leaves linear or lanceolate, 2-9 cm long; petiole up to 10 mm long. Flowers, axillary, yellow; sepals 4, ovate, up to 6 mm long, petals 4, obovate, up to 8 mm long, notched at the apex; stamens 8. Fruit a capsule up to 45 mm long, terete, with 8 darker ribs, crowned by the remaining calyx lobes.
Notes: See subsp. octovalvis and subsp. sessiliflora for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: octovalvis: with 8 valves in the capsule;
brevispala with short sepals.
Habitat: On moist ground near lakes and along rivers and streams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: (This subspecies) Widespread in tropical Africa, Cape Verde Islands, São Tomé and probably introduced in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 September 2016
Literature:

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 336 - 338.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ludwigia octovalvis
Tropicos: Ludwigia octovalvis
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. brevisepala.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142710, retrieved 9 December 2016

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