Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Alismatales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Duarte, M.,C. (2009) Zannichelliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) 96-98

Description of the family

Usually monoecious annual or perennial, submerged herbs in fresh or brackish water, never marine. Roots fibrous, unbranched, arising singly or in groups from rhizomes or lower nodes. Stems glabrous, thread-like. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled (most Zannichellia); entire or slightly toothed. Foliage leaves with a basal membranous sheath. Inflorescence dense spikes usually with 2-several small, inconspicuous, axillary flowers. Flowers actinomorphic, sometimes with a spathe-like bract (Zannichellia). Ovary superior, carpels free or partly fused. Fruit a drupe or berry; outer layers of the pericarp soft and becoming eroded, inner layers persisting. Seed solitary.

Worldwide: Two species, one endemic to Western Cape of South Africa.

Botswana: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Zannichellia L.Description

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zannichelliaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zannichelliaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zannichelliaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zannichelliaceae
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iNaturalist: Zannichelliaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zannichelliaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Zannichelliaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zannichelliaceae
Wikipedia: Zannichelliaceae
Plants of the World Online: Zannichelliaceae
Tropicos: Zannichelliaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Zannichelliaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=309, retrieved 25 April 2024

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