468.020 Isolepis R. Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or (in ours)perennial herbs, aquatic. Inflorescence a terminal spikelet or a terminal or lateral head of few-many spikelets. Each spikelet composed of few glumes, each subtending a bisexual flower; each flower with 1 ovary, 1 style and 2-3 long stigmas and 1-3 stamens; perianth segments 0. Nutlet usually ellipsoid to obovoid, longitudinally ribbed with transverse bars between the ribs, papillose or smooth.

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cernua (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.E
costata Hochst. ex A. Rich.E
fluitans (L.) R. Br.W,C,E
natans (Thunb.) A. Dietr.E
prolifera (Rottb.) R. Br.E
sp.no.1 (B.K. Simon & J.F. Ngoni 1387)E

Other sources of information about Isolepis:

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

External websites:

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

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: Isolepis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=279, retrieved 24 May 2024

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