5793.000 Ludwigia L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs, usually growing in wet places. Stipules reduced or 0. Leaves alternate or opposite, mostly entire. Bracteoles conspicuous or 0, usually 2 at or near the base of the ovary. Hypanthium 0. Sepals 3-7, persistent in fruit. Petals yellow or 0. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing irregularly. Seeds without hairs.

Worldwide: 82 species, cosmopolitan, but mostly America

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Hippotion balsaminae (Balsam striped hawk) Food plant
Ludwigia adscendens subsp. diffusa

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica A. Rich.W,EDescription, Image
adscendens (L.) H. Hara subsp. diffusa (Forssk.) P.H. RavenN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
erecta (L.) H. HaraN,W,S
leptocarpa (Nutt.) H. HaraN,SDescription, Image
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. brevisepala (Brenan) P.H. RavenN,W,SDescription, Image
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. octovalvis N,W,C,E,SDescription
octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven subsp. sessiliflora (Micheli) P.H. RavenEDescription, Image
palustris (L.) ElliottN,CDescription
perennis L.N,S
senegalensis (DC.) Troch.WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ludwigia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ludwigia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1023, retrieved 26 September 2023

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