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Aponogeton subconjugatus Schumach. & Thonn.
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. 183 (1827)  
Information on the genus : Aponogeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ouvirandra heudelotii Kunth (1841)
=Aponogeton heudelotii (Kunth) Engl. (1887)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious herb; tuber obovoid or irregularly shaped
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Ecology : Temporary or possibly permanent pools and swamps; shallow water (to 0,6 m deep); with Najas meiklei, Nymphaea lotus, Eichhornia natans, Heteranthera callifolia, Limnophyton (Ghana, see Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 43: 212, 1973); to 1300 m alt.
  Confused with the closely related A. desertorum, A. abyssinicus.
  Tubers edible (cf. Aqua-Planta 28: 143, 2003).
  Probably also in Kenya (near Uganda border).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3(1): 16
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 14137
Record n°14137
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