Ludwigia leptocarpa (Nutt.) H. Hara

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Ludwigia leptocarpa

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Island 2, nr boat landing point, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Jussiaea leptocarpa Nutt.
Jussiaea pilosa Kunth
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust shrubby perennial herb, up to 3 m, somewhat woody and reclining at the base. Leaves broadly lanceolate with long hairs. Flowers yellow. Sepals and petals mostly 5, rarely 4,6 or 7. Stamens twice as many as sepals. Capsule dull brown finely pitted, hairy.
Derivation of specific name: leptocarpa: slender-fruited
Habitat: In wet and swampy places along rivers, lakes and marshes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 714. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 299. (Includes a picture).

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 65.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 87. (Includes a picture).

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 340.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

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 220.

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Flora of Botswana: Ludwigia leptocarpa
Flora of Caprivi: Ludwigia leptocarpa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ludwigia leptocarpa
Flora of Malawi: Ludwigia leptocarpa
Flora of Mozambique: Ludwigia leptocarpa
Flora of Zambia: Ludwigia leptocarpa

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

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: Ludwigia leptocarpa., retrieved 28 February 2024

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