Aponogeton afroviolaceus Lye
var. afroviolaceus

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Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus

Photo: Richard Monge
Shimabala about 30km south of Lusaka

Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus

Photo: Richard Monge
Shimabala about 30km south of Lusaka

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Synonyms: Aponogeton violaceus Lye
Common names:
Status: Native
Tuber 1.5 cm thick. Petiole 5-20 cm. Leaves: lamina 2-8 × 0.3-1.6 cm, elliptic to linear-oblong, with a cuneate to truncate base and obtuse to subacute apex. Spikes simple with flowers arranged on all sides; perianth segments 2, purple or mauve. Stamens 6, rarely 0 or 1. Carpels 3-8. Follicles 3.5-6 mm, greenish.
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Habitat: In seasonal streams, ditches, pools and marshes
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Images last updated: Monday 20 January 2020

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 85.

Martins, E.S. (2009). Aponogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Page 69.

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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: Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103140, retrieved 24 May 2024

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