7558.000 Limosella L.

Description of the genus

Marsh or aquatic, perennial herbs, glabrous, tufted, creeping or floating. Plants stemless or with slender stolon-like stems rooting at the nodes. Leaves petiolate, usually basal, sometimes fasciculate at the nodes, rarely alternate, erect or floating; lamina linear, spathulate or oblong-ovate. Flowers solitary, axillary, borne on peduncles which are usually shorter than the leaves, and are often deflexed in fruit. Calyx (4-)5-lobed. Corolla: limb 5-lobed, spreading; lobes subequal. Stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit a 2-valved, ovoid or spherical capsule, almost indehiscent.

Worldwide: c. 11 species, mainly in temperate and cooler regions but also on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Limosella maior

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
australis R. Br.N,CDescription, Image
maior DielsN,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Limosella:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Limosella
Flora of Malawi: Limosella
Flora of Mozambique: Limosella
Flora of Zambia: Limosella

External websites:

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

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: Limosella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1278, retrieved 21 May 2024

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