Hydrocotyle verticillata Thunb.

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Hydrocotyle verticillata

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Greystone Park Natuer Reserve, Harare

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Status: Native
Glabrous creeping herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves peltate.
Notes: It is closely related to the European Hydrocotyle vulgaris, with which it might prove to be conspecific.
Derivation of specific name: verticillata: whorled
Habitat: A species of damp soil near rivers, dams, marshes and seepage zones.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 20 June 2007

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 558.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 30.

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 197.


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Flora of Botswana: Hydrocotyle verticillata
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African Plant Database: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hydrocotyle verticillata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hydrocotyle verticillata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hydrocotyle verticillata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hydrocotyle verticillata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hydrocotyle verticillata
Ispot Southern Africa : Hydrocotyle verticillata
JSTOR Plant Science: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hydrocotyle verticillata
Tropicos: Hydrocotyle verticillata
West African Plants database: Hydrocotyle verticillata

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 verticillata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142970, retrieved 24 October 2016

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