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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Mt. Elgon) to Kenya (Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Robust aquatic herb, with stems up to 40 cm long.
    Leaves
    Larger leaves spathulate to elliptic, up to 15 mm long and 4 mm wide, 5–8-veined; petiole 1(–3)-veined.
    Flowers
    Flowers either solitary or one male and one female in the same axil; bracts 2, about 1.5 mm long; stamens 3–4 mm long, after dehiscence up to 5 mm long; anthers 0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit ± orbicular, ± 1.5 mm, unwinged.
    Pollen
    Pollen reticulum meshes not as wide as the clavae; clavae irregularly triangular with sharp angles.
    Figures
    Fig. 1/7–8 (p. 3).
    Habitat
    In small ponds and streams; 2150–4250 m
    Distribution
    not found elsewhere K2 K3 K4 U3

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Other Data

    Callitriche keniensis Schotsman appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2008 Naiga [s.n.], Uganda K000662443
    Aug 1, 1996 Paulo, S. [977], Kenya K000350082 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 10: 10 (1988)

    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 Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 4, 10: 10 (1988).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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