Butomopsis latifolia (D. Don) Kunth

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Synonyms: Butomopsis lanceolata (Roxb.) Kunth
Butomus latifolius D. Don
Tenagocharis latifolia (D. Don) Buchenau
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: latifolia: broad-leaved
Habitat: In moderately deep water of pans and swamps or in moist sandy or loamy soils and mud around the margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and western Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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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.

Martins, E.S. (2009). Limnocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 16 - 18. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Butomopsis latifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Butomopsis latifolia
Flora of Zambia: Butomopsis latifolia

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

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: Butomopsis latifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103240, retrieved 24 May 2024

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