Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Alismatales

Limnocharitaceae

Butomaceae

Gibbs Russell, G.E. (1977) Keys to Vascular Aquatic Plants in Rhodesia Kirkia 10(2) 411-502

Martins, E.S. (2009) Limnocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the family

Aquatic herbs. Leaves basal, distichous, erect. Inflorescence an umbel. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3, green. Petals 3, larger than the sepals, delicate, not persistent, white, pink or yellow. Stamens c.9. Carpels superior, united at base. Fruit a whorl of follicles.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 11 species.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Butomopsis Kunth

Other sources of information about Limnocharitaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zambia: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limnocharitaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Limnocharitaceae

External websites:

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



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Limnocharitaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=119, retrieved 14 April 2024

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