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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

Callitrichaceae, Inga Hedberg & Olov Hedberg. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2003

Morphology General Habit
Stem 10–35 cm long in water or 3–20 cm long on mud.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves submerged, floating or aerial, elliptic to spathulate, up to 11 mm long and 5 mm wide but often much smaller, 3–7-veined; petiole usually 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, in the axils of leaves; bracteoles 2, falcate; stamens at dehiscence 1–2 mm, after dehiscence up to 7 mm long; anthers 0.5–0.6 mm long; styles up to 2 mm long, erect or spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit suborbicular, 1.6–1.8 mm long and 1.6–2 mm wide, with a distinct, symmetrically winged mericarp.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen reticulum not as wide as the clavae; clavae irregularly triangular, surface uneven.
Figures
Fig. 1/1–4 (p. 3).
Habitat
In stagnant or running water in ponds or small streams and on mud or moist soil; 1150–3250 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 K6 T2 T3 T7 U2 W Tropical Africa,

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Callitriche oreophila Schotsman appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 292 (1985)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hedberg & Hedberg in Fl. Ethiopia 2, 1: 427, fig. 52/1–8 (2000).
  • Schotsman in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 55: 222, t. 7 (1985).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0