Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Elatinaceae

Wild, H. (1961) Elatinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the family

Herbs or low shrubs. Stipules present, paired. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple. Flowers small, axillary, solitary or in small cymes, fascicles or whorled clusters, bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3-5. Petals 3-5(-6). Stamens as many as or twice as many as the sepals; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary superior, 3-5-locular, multiovulate; styles 2-5, free. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds without endosperm.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 34 species, mainly tropical, some temperate.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 7 taxa.

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Bergia L.Description, Image
Elatine L.Description

Other sources of information about Elatinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Elatinaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Elatinaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Elatinaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Elatinaceae
Flora of Zambia: Elatinaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elatinaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Elatinaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elatinaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Elatinaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Elatinaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elatinaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Elatinaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elatinaceae
Wikipedia: Elatinaceae
Plants of the World Online: Elatinaceae
Tropicos: Elatinaceae



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Elatinaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=80, retrieved 21 April 2024

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