794.010 Landoltia Les & D.J. Crawford

Description of the genus

A floating aquatic herb. Fronds with 3-7 veins, surrounded at the base by a bifid scale covering the place of the root attachment. Roots 2-7 all perforating the scale. The scale-like leaf surrounding the flowers open on one side.

Derivation of name: after Elias Landolt, for his outstanding contribution to the study of the Lemnaceae

Worldwide: 1 species, originally from Australia and Asia, now distributed nearly worldwide

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
punctata (G. Mey.) Les & D.J. CrawfordN,W,C

Other sources of information about Landoltia:

External websites:

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

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: Landoltia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2041, retrieved 16 April 2024

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