Monochoria C. Presl

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, paludose or aquatic, perennial, or under unfavourable conditions annual; stems erect or creeping. Leaves radical from vegetative stem, solitary from flowering stems. Inflorescence racemose or sub-umbelliform, enveloped in broad leaf sheaths when young; peduncle bracteates at base; bract large; flowers sub-sessile or shortly pedicellate.; perianth segments free nearly to base, spreading during anthesis and afterward spirally contorted, inner segments wider than outer. Fruit capsules, loculicidal, 3-valved. Seeds small, longitudinally winged, transversely striate.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical and South Africa, India, East Asia and Australia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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africana (Solms) N.E. Br.GI

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Flora of Malawi: Monochoria

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Monochoria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monochoria
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Monochoria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monochoria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monochoria
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Monochoria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Monochoria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2079, retrieved 2 July 2020

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