Enydra fluctuans Lour.

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Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Enydra fluctuans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Moenge, Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Status: Native
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Perennial herb. Stems hollow, prostrate or ascending, rooting at the nodes. Leaves opposite, (sub)sessile, up to 12 cm long, narrowly oblong, subhastate, subcordate at the base, minutely glandular-punctate; margin entire or serrate. Capitula axillary, solitary, sessile, up to 20 mm diameter. Involucral bracts 9-15 mm long, broadly ovate, many-nerved. Ray-florets c. 2.2 mm long, greenish-yellow with a very short, 3-dentate ligule, less than 1 mm long. Disc florets yellowish, c. 3 mm long. Achenes brown, narrowly oblong, 2.4 - 3.7 mm long, dotted with minute black or golden glands; pappus absent.
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Habitat: In marshy areas
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa and Southeast Asia to Australia
Mozambique distribution: GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 14 November 2010
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 768 - 770. (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 25.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 35 - 36.

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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: Species information: Enydra fluctuans.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160350, retrieved 28 January 2020

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