Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Haloragaceae - Water-milfoil family

Mendes, E.J. (1978) Haloragaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Herbs or undershrubs, often aquatic, monoecious, polygamous or dioecious. Stipules 0 (but see note under Myriophyllum). Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple or pinnatifid. Calyx lobes and petals 2-4 or 0, free. Stamens (0-1-)2-4 or 8. Ovary inferior, 1-4-locular. Fruit a nutlet, indehiscent or breaking up into 2 or 4 one-seeded mericarps, or a drupe.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 185 species, cosmopolitan but especially southern hemisphere.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated genera and 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Gunnera L.Description
Myriophyllum L.Description

Other sources of information about Haloragaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Haloragaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Haloragaceae
Flora of Malawi: Haloragaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zambia: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Haloragaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Haloragaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Haloragaceae
Wikipedia: Haloragaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Haloragaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=96, retrieved 27 October 2021

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