African Plant Database

Lagarosiphon Harv.
Protologue : J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 230 (1841)
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Ecology : 9 species
  All species can be identified without flowers. Male flowers are shed as buds, they float to the surface where they open, then transported over the water surface by wind and caught by floating female flowers.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 15 (1995).
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 22 (2012).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°191907 modified 2008-12-27
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