Najas marina L.
subsp. armata (Lindb.f.) Horn

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Common names:
Status: Very doubtful in Zimbabwe
Notes: Although a record is mentioned under this name by Gibbs Russell (1977), it most likely does not concern this species.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, mainly in coastal areas and rift lakes. Also in Mediterranean Europe, Israel, Iraq, Sri lanka and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: S?
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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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 93.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 126.

Symoens, J.J. & Triest, L. (2009). Najadaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 59 - 60.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 185.

Triest, L. (1987). A revision of the genus Najas L. (Najadaceae) in Africa and surrounding islandss Klasse voor Natuur- en Geneeskundige Wetenschappen Boek 21-4 Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen, Brussel Pages 28 - 33. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Najas marina subsp. armata
Flora of Caprivi: Najas marina subsp. armata
Flora of Malawi: Najas marina subsp. armata
Flora of Mozambique: Najas marina subsp. armata
Flora of Zambia: Najas marina subsp. armata

External websites:

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

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: Najas marina subsp. armata., retrieved 4 March 2024

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