Ludwigia senegalensis (DC.) Troch.

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Ludwigia senegalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island no 2, Katombora, Zambezi

Ludwigia senegalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island no 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Ludwigia pulvinaris Gilg
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Status: Native
Prostrate creeping herb, rooting at the nodes. Stems up to 35 cm long, reddish. Leaves narrowly lanceolate to broadly ovate. Flowers often with 3 sepals and 3 petals, yellow. Fruit a small, thin-walled capsule.
Derivation of specific name: senegalensis: of Senegal
Habitat: In wet places, sometimes completely submerged.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Wudesoread in tropical Africa south to Angola and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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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 65.

Raven, P.H. (1978). Onagraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 339 - 340.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.

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Flora of Botswana: Ludwigia senegalensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ludwigia senegalensis
African Plant Database: Ludwigia senegalensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ludwigia senegalensis
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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: Ludwigia senegalensis., retrieved 29 May 2024

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