95.000 Ottelia Pers.

Symoens, J.J. (2009) Hydrocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Submerged or floating-leaved bisexual (in ours), dioecious or monoecious herbs. Leaves radical. Flowers from a persistent leathery spathe. Sepals 3; petals 3. Fruit a fleshy capsule.

Worldwide: 21 species in tropical and warm regions, mainly in the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Ottelia muricata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
exserta (Ridl.) DandyN,E,SDescription, Image
muricata (C.H. Wright) DandyNDescription, Image
ulvifolia (Planch.) Walp.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ottelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ottelia
Flora of Caprivi: Ottelia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ottelia
Flora of Malawi: Ottelia
Flora of Mozambique: Ottelia
Flora of Zambia: Ottelia

External websites:

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

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: Ottelia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=111, retrieved 25 June 2024

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