2328.030 Centrostachys Wall.

Description of the genus

Robust perennial herb of aquatic or marshy situations. Leaves opposite, entire. Inflorescence of elongate spikes, terminal on main stem and branches. Bracts persistent, hyaline. Perianth segments 5; upper tepal longest and narrowest. Pseudostaminodes present. Ovary with a single pendulous ovule. Capsule thin-walled.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa from Nigeria to Sudan south to Mozambique and Zimbabwe; also in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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aquatica (R. Br.) Wall. ex Moq.N,SDescription

Other sources of information about Centrostachys:

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Flora of Botswana: Centrostachys
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Centrostachys
Flora of Mozambique: Centrostachys
Flora of Zambia: Centrostachys

External websites:

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

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: Centrostachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=537, retrieved 14 June 2024

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