African Plant Database

Rotala repens (Hochst.) Koehne
Information on the genus : Rotala
Basionym : Rhyacophila repens Hochst.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhyacophila repens Hochst. (1841)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Quartinia turfosa A. Rich. (1847)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial moss-like herb with anchored rhizome probably resembling a podostemaceous thallus (well-collected material with complete stem base required); stems floating, variously branched, flexible, to 50 cm long, often denuded of leaves below; leaves thr
Ecology : Flowing water; 1300-2160 m alt. (in Kenya, Suam River, last found in 1940).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

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