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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ± long-petiolate, floating, narrowly ovate to narrowly oblong, 2–13 x 0.3–4.5 cm, acute to obtuse at the apex, cuneate to truncate at the base
Morphology General Habit
Dioecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2-branched, pedunculate; male spikes relatively lax, c. 10–80 x 2–5 mm; female spikes dense, 10–50 x 4–8 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers with 2 white or cream tepals and usually 6 stamens Female flowers without tepals, with 3, 3–6-ovulate carpels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 3–4 mm long including 1–1.5 mm long beak
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.5–2 x 0.4–0.7 mm.
Distribution
N1, 2; S1; E Ethiopia, Kenya, N Tanzania
Ecology
Altitude range 200–1000 m.

[FTEA]

Aponogetonaceae, K.A. Lye (Agricultural University of Norway). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Plants dioecious.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tuber globular, oval or irregularly shaped, brown or yellowish brown, 8–30 mm. long and 8–20 mm. thick, with numerous brownish roots in upper part.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually many; petiole 5–40 cm. long and 0.5–2 mm. thick, but sometimes wider at the pale or pinkish sheathing base; blade floating on the surface of the water, oblong to oblong-lanceolate (rarely linear-lanceolate), 2–13 cm. long and 0.3–4.5 cm. wide, base cuneate to truncate, tip blunt or acute; midrib distinct and with 2–4 parallel main nerves on each side of the midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or yellowish white, set in bifid spikes with flowers facing in all directions; peduncles 15–50 cm. long and 0.5–3 mm. thick, greenish, but paler below, not thickened towards the inflorescence; spathes 3–20 mm. long, green to greyish, rather long-persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male spikes relatively laxly flowered, usually 1–8 cm. long and 2–5 mm. wide, consisting of tepals and stamens. Female spikes densely flowered, 1–5 cm. long and 4–8 mm. wide, consisting of ovaries only.
sex Male
Male spikes relatively laxly flowered, usually 1–8 cm. long and 2–5 mm. wide, consisting of tepals and stamens.
sex Female
Female spikes densely flowered, 1–5 cm. long and 4–8 mm. wide, consisting of ovaries only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 2 in ♂ flowers, absent in ♀ flowers, white or cream, 1.5–3 mm. long, ligulate, broadly ovate or obovate, 1-nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 6, rarely 7–8, ± as long as the perianth; filaments white, hardly widened towards the base; anthers green to yellow, turning blackish with age.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovaries 3, greenish, with 3–6 ovules.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles green to brown, 3–4 mm. long and 1–2 mm. wide including a 1–1.5 mm. long narrow beak.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.5–2 mm. long and 0.4–0.7 mm. wide, greyish with paler longitudinal ribs; testa double.
Habitat
In shallow lakes, seasonal pools, ponds and rivers; 420–1200 m.
Distribution
K1 K3 T2 T3

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Aponogeton nudiflorus Peter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss., Phys.-Math. Kl., n.f., 13(2): 40 (1928)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lye, K.A. (1989). Aponogetonaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-10.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bonstedt in Parey’s Blumengärtnerei 1:107, fig. (1931).
  • H. Bruggen in Bibl. Bot. 33, 137: 56 (1985).
  • H. Bruggen in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 43: 210, fig. 4/7 (1973).
  • Lye in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 650 (1974).
  • Peter in Abh. K. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 13, 2: 40, t. 13 c–e (1928), in claves
  • Peter in Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika: 116, t. 7 c–e (1929).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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