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  1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Callitriche L.
      1. Callitriche vulcanicola Schotsman

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate and often mat-forming, sometimes submerged herb, with stems 5–15 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves spathulate or elliptic, up to 8(–10) mm long and 2–5 mm wide, usually 3-veined; petiole 1.5–3 mm long, 1-veined.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, bracteoles 1–2, ± 2 mm long, narrow; stamens 4–8 mm long, anthers ± 0.5 mm long; styles up to 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1.2–1.5 mm long and 1.6–2 mm wide, unwinged, but with distinctly edged margins.
    Pollen
    Pollen reticulum meshes as wide as the clavae; clavae obtusely triangular, surface almost smooth.
    Cytology
    Chromosome number:2n=18 (counted on Hedberg 435, from Aberdare Mts and Hedberg 4403 from Mt Kenya (Hedberg & Hedberg 1988:16)).
    Figures
    Fig. 1/9–10 (p. 3).
    Habitat
    Moist depressions in bog and grassland, along streams; 3000–4050 m
    Distribution
    K3 K4 U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Callitriche vulcanicola Schotsman appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1996 Hedberg, O. [4403], Kenya K000350083 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 294 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Schotsman in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 55: 294 (1985).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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