Potamogeton trichoides Cham. & Schltdl.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Herb, 50-75 cm high, forming dense masses. Rhizome 0 or poorly developed. Stipular sheaths c.8 mm, open, deciduous. Leaves c.40 × 1 mm, linear to setaceous, submerged, translucent; apex acuminate; midrib prominent, yellowish. Spikes very small, shorter than leaves, c.4-flowered; stalk often curved above. Carpels 1(-2). Drupe c.1 mm, ovoid, usually tuberculate; beak short.
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Habitat: In rivers, dams, ponds and seasonal pools, 30-50 cm deep.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: North Africa, tropical East Africa, DRC, Botswana, Zimbabwe and rare in South Africa. Also in Europe and western Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 45.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 112.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 148.

Symoens, J.J. (2009). Potamogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 84 - 85.

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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: Species information: Potamogeton trichoides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103110, retrieved 20 April 2024

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