African Plant Database

Ottelia ulvifolia (Planch.) Walp.
Protologue : Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 510 (1852)
Information on the genus : Ottelia
Basionym : Damasonium ulvifolium Planch.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Damasonium ulvifolium Planch. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ottelia australis Bremek. (1933)
=Ottelia vernayi Bremek. & Oberm. (1935)
=Ottelia lancifolia A. Rich. (1850)
=Ottelia plantaginea Welw. ex Rendle (1886)
=Ottelia vesiculata Ridl. (1886)
=Boottia crassifolia Ridl. (1886)
=Ottelia crassifolia (Ridl.) Welw. ex Rendle (1899)
=Boottia abyssinica Ridl. (1886)
=Ottelia abyssinica (Ridl.) Gürke (1904)
=Boottia rohrbachiana Asch. & Gürke (1889)
=Ottelia rohrbachiana (Asch. & Gürke) Gürke (1904)
=Boottia macrantha C. H. Wright (1897)
=Ottelia benguellensis Gürke (1903)
=Ottelia latifolia De Wild. (1905)
=Ottelia buchneri Gürke (1904)
=Ottelia schweinfurthii Gürke (1904)
=Ottelia baumii Gürke (1903)
=Ottelia halogena De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Ottelia massaiensis Gürke (1904)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb, Hydrophyte- Ht 0.25 - 0.9 m. Alt: 183 - 1700 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, LP, MP, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Submerged Aquatic; Humid; Freshwater Wetland; 500-999 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2009). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12(2): 31
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 225 (1937).
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Record n°11051 modified 2007-04-02
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