African Plant Database


Brasenia schreberi J. F. Gmel.
Family : CABOMBACEAE
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 13[bis] 2(1): 853 (1791)
Information on the genus : Brasenia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Brasenia purpurea (Michx.) Casp.
=Hydropeltis purpurea Michx. (1803)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Aquatic herb with perennial sympodial rhizome; all submerged parts covered with clear slimy jelly-like mucilage from minute purplish glandular hairs.
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Ecology : Lakes, swampy pools, etc.; 1120-2750 m alt. (E Africa) – Permanent pools on laterite, with many other hydrophytes; marshy forest edges (Zaire).
  Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal); Russia (Far East); India, Manchuria, Japan; Australia; N. America, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, Guyana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte, Epihydate Ht depending on depth of water Alt 600 - 1450 m. Distribution BOT, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 173-175
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 174
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 78170
 
Record n°78170 modified 2008-05-23
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