Enydra fluctuans Lour.

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Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb. Stems hollow, prostrate or ascending, rooting at the nodes. Leaves opposite, (sub)sessile, up to 12 cm long, narrowly oblong, subhastate, subcordate at the base, minutely glandular-punctate; margin entire or serrate. Capitula axillary, solitary, sessile, up to 20 mm diameter. Involucral bracts 9-15 mm long, broadly ovate, many-nerved. Ray-florets c. 2.2 mm long, greenish-yellow with a very short, 3-dentate ligule, less than 1 mm long. Disc florets yellowish, c. 3 mm long. Achenes brown, narrowly oblong, 2.4 - 3.7 mm long, dotted with minute black or golden glands; pappus absent.
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Habitat: Occurring in marshy areas
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa and Southeast Asia to Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Enydra fluctuans
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West African Plants database: Enydra fluctuans


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: Enydra fluctuans.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160350, retrieved 26 June 2016

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