African Plant Database


Lagarosiphon Harv.
Family : HYDROCHARITACEAE
Protologue : J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 230 (1841)
 
Species
 
Status
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 :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 15
  • 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 Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 191907
 
Record n°191907 modified 2008-12-27
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