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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate and often mat-forming, sometimes submerged herb, with stems 5–15 cm long.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1.2–1.5 mm long and 1.6–2 mm wide, unwinged, but with distinctly edged margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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

Native to:

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Callitriche vulcanicola Schotsman appears in other Kew resources:

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

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

Accepted by

  • 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

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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