Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Lam.

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Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

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Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Hydrocotyle confusa H. Wolff
Hydrocotyle monticola Hook. f.
Hydrocotyle nitidula A. Rich.
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Status: Native
Delicate creeping perennial herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves singly or in clusters of 2-3 at the nodes, small, kidney-shaped in outline, 5-7-lobed, narrowly cordate at the base; hairless above, with some crisped hairs below, particularly when young; margin coarsely toothed. Petiole up to 40 mm long. Flowers in axillary, 3-10-flowered umbels, greenish. Fruit, 1.5 × 1 mm, greenish to yellowish-brown, broadly ellipsoid, laterally compressed, notched at the apex.
Notes: Note: Easily distinguished from other species in this genus by the consistently much smaller size of the leaves.
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Habitat: Occurring in marshy areas
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 29 May 2009

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 559 - 561.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 42.


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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: Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142960, retrieved 24 October 2016

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