Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Haloragaceae - Water-milfoil family

Mendes, E.J. (1978) Haloragaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Herbs or undershrubs, often aquatic, monoecious, polygamous or dioecious. Stipules 0 (but see note under Myriophyllum). Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple or pinnatifid. Calyx lobes and petals 2-4 or 0, free. Stamens (0-1-)2-4 or 8. Ovary inferior, 1-4-locular. Fruit a nutlet, indehiscent or breaking up into 2 or 4 one-seeded mericarps, or a drupe.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 185 species, cosmopolitan but especially southern hemisphere.

Botswana: 3 genera and 3 taxa.

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Gunnera L.Description
Laurembergia P.J. BergiusDescription
Myriophyllum L.Description

Other sources of information about Haloragaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Haloragaceae
Flora of Malawi: Haloragaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zambia: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Haloragaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Haloragaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Haloragaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Haloragaceae
Wikipedia: Haloragaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Haloragaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=96, retrieved 20 September 2020

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