African Plant Database

Rotala capensis (Harv.) A. Fern. & Diniz
Information on the genus : Rotala
Basionym : Suffrenia capensis Harv.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Suffrenia capensis Harv.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rotala robynsiana A. Fern. & Diniz (1957)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted or tuft-forming annual herb; stems branched and creeping below, erect and mostly simple above, often packed together and denuded of leaves below, up to 10 cm long but usually less.
Ecology : Amphibious; pools, streams, swamps, on stones; 1050-1500 m alt. Disjunct distribution. S. Africa; Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual-Herb, Hydrophyte- Ht 0.02 - 0.15 m. Alt: 1800 - 2179 m. in states: LES, FS, KN, LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 112 (1991).
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