7532.000 Limnophila R. Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, aquatic or marsh herbs. Stems erect or creeping and rooting at the nodes. Submerged leaves laciniate, pinnatifid; aerial leaves opposite to whorled, entire, laciniate or pinnately-divided. Flowers solitary, axillary or in terminal spikes or racemes. Corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped. Stamens 4, included, didynamous. Style filiform. Capsule ellipsoid to spherical.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in the Old World tropics and subtropics.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Limnophila indica

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ceratophylloides (Hiern) SkanN,W,C,SImage
fluviatilis A.Chev.W,C,S
indica (L.) DruceN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Limnophila:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Limnophila.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1273, retrieved 21 April 2024

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