African Plant Database

Aponogeton afroviolaceus Lye
Protologue : Bot. Not. 129(1): 68 (1976)
Information on the genus : Aponogeton
Statuts nomenclatural : new name
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aponogeton afroviolaceus Lye var. afroviolaceus (1976)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aponogeton violaceus Lye (1971) non Lagerh.
Taxon infra-specific
Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. angustifolius Lye (1989)
Aponogeton afroviolaceus Lye var. afroviolaceus (1976)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious herb; tuber obovate-elongate
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Ecology : Mud in small seasonal streams, ditches, drainage channels; swamps, marshes; in 10-20 cm deep water; locally common in open, temporary pools and rivulets on sand and clay in mixed dry scrub such as Isoberlinia, Combretum, Acacia; 1000-1750 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars. (var. angustifolius Lye with few narrow leaves, blade 3-6 mm wide; in SE Kenya).
  Closely related to A. abyssinicus.
  Perhaps also in Caprivi or Okavango.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2009). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12(2): 69
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Record n°174154 modified 2008-09-12
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