African Plant Database

Aldrovanda vesiculosa L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 281 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Aldrovanda
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Submerged floating aquatic plant, without roots; leaves 6-9 in slender taproot; stems 20-75 cm tall.
Ecology : Shallow stagnant water; 0-1580 m alt. Mozambique?, Botswana; central Europe; India, Manchuria, Japan, Timor; Australia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte, Carnivore- Alt: 915 - 1030 m. Distribution: BOT

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°23743 modified 2007-03-28
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