African Plant Database

Rotala filiformis (Bellardi) Hiern
Information on the genus : Rotala
Basionym : Suffrenia filiformis Bellardi
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Suffrenia filiformis Bellardi
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rotala heterophylla Welw. ex A. Fern. & Diniz (1957)
=Rotala stuhlmannii Koehne (1895)
=Rotala heteropetala Koehne (1895)
=Rotala debilissima Chiov. (1911)
=Rotala congolensis A. Fern. & Diniz (1955)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perhaps occasionally perennial herb; stems erect, occasionally creeping below, simple or irregularly branched, often packed together and denuded of leaves below, 5-40 cm long. Very variable.
Ecology : Amphibious or aquatic; swamps, spray zone of waterfalls, mud or sand on lake and stream shores; drying-up pans, running water, damp grasslands, etc.; 1000-2000 m alt. Namibia, S. Africa (Natal), Botswana; Madagascar; Italy (not native).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial)-Herb, Hydrophyte- Ht 0.05 - 0.12 m. Alt: ? - 1500 m. in states: BOT, GA, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
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