2510.000 Brasenia Schreb.

Description of the genus

Aquatic herb with floating peltate leaves; without submerged dissected leaves. Sepals 3, purplish-brownish-red; petals similar but larger. Stamens 12-18. Carpels 6-18, free. Fruit leathery, 1-2-seeded.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical America, Africa, India and temperate E Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Brasenia schreberi

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schreberi J.F. Gmel.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Brasenia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Brasenia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Brasenia
Flora of Zambia: Brasenia

External websites:

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

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: Brasenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=577, retrieved 14 April 2024

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