65.000 Aponogeton L.f.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Martins, E.S. (2009) Aponogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Aquatic herb; tuber obovoid. Leaves submerged, very variable, linear, narrowly lanceolate or ovate. Inflorescence a spike to 13 cm long; fragrant; densely or laxly flowered; spathe caducous. Flowers minute, facing all directions; tepals white, pink or mauve. Fruit densely packed, terminally beaked.

Worldwide: 43 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Aponogeton junceus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
afroviolaceus Lye var. afroviolaceus N,CDescription, Image
desertorum Zeyh. ex A. Spreng.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
junceus Lehm. ex Schltdl.N,CDescription, Image
rehmannii Oliv.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
stuhlmannii Engl.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Aponogeton
Flora of Caprivi: Aponogeton
Flora of Malawi: Aponogeton
Flora of Mozambique: Aponogeton
Flora of Zambia: Aponogeton

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aponogeton
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aponogeton
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aponogeton
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Tropicos: Aponogeton
Wikipedia: Aponogeton

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: Genus page: Aponogeton.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=100, retrieved 29 May 2024

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