African Plant Database

Sagittaria guayanensis Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth
Protologue : Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 1: 250 (1816)
Information on the genus : Sagittaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lophotocarpus guayanensis (Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth) T. Durand & Schinz (1894)
 Lophotocarpus guayanensis (Kunth) Micheli ex J.G. Sm. (1894)
Taxon infra-specific
Sagittaria guayanensis subsp. lappula (D. Don) Bogin (1955)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Aquatic herb, laticiferous; rootstock small, with numerous slender roots; leaves floating, all radical, long-petiolate, ovate, deeply sagittate at base
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Ecology : Muddy ponds and pools; shallow water; lakes, pools, swamps, aquatic meadows; temporary pools; marigot; clayey soils; to 1800 m alt. Also in other associations with Sagittaria.
  Subsp. guayanensis, with plump achenes, occurs in SE USA, C Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Rep., C. America, S. America southwards to Paraguay, N Argentina.
  Troublesome in irrigated crops (cf. Kirkia 2: 45, 1961).
  Madagascar; tropical Asia from Pakistan, India (fairly common in freshwater reservoirs and marshes) to China, Taiwan, Indonesia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:26 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°127258 modified 2017-01-10
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