Wolffiella welwitschii (Hegelm.) C. Monod

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Synonyms: Wolffiopsis welwitschii (Hegelm.) Hartog & Plas
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: In pools and lakes.
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
Endemic status:
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Daubs, E.H. (1965). A Monograph of Lemnaceae Illinois Biological Monographs 34 The University of Illinois Press, Urbana. Pages 35 - 36.

Gibbs Russell, G.E. (1977). Keys to Vascular Aquatic Plants in Rhodesia Kirkia 10(2) Page 463. as Wolffiopsis welwitschii

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Page 11. (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 93.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 105.

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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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: Species information: Wolffiella welwitschii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112130, retrieved 22 July 2024

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