African Plant Database

Caldesia oligococca (F. Muell.) Buchenau
Information on the genus : Caldesia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Alisma oligococcum F. Muell.
Taxon infra-specific
Caldesia oligococca var. echinata Hartog (1882)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Aquatic herb, perennial, c. 70 cm tall; rhizome short with numerous roots; leaves sometimes heteromorphous; submerged leaves linear phyllodes
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Ecology : Edges of permanent swamps; temporary pond.
  Comprises 3 vars. in the Old World: - var. acanthocarpa (F. Muell.) Hartog in Australia; - var. echinata (see above); - var. oligococca in Australia, Timor.
  Tropical Africa; SE Asia (India, Sri Lanka to Vietnam, Java).
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
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