5893.000 Hydrocotyle L. - Pennyworts

Description of the genus

Creeping perennials, rooting at the nodes. Leaves on slender petioles, sometimes peltate. Inflorescence a simple umbel (sometimes ± capitate) or an interrupted spike. Flowers white to greenish-yellow; calyx teeth minute; stylopodium depressed. Fruit strongly laterally flattened; carpophore 0. Vittae 0 to well-developed.

Worldwide: c. 130 species, cosmopolitan

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bonariensis Lam.Image
ranunculoides L. f.Description, Image
verticillata Thunb.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hydrocotyle:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Hydrocotyle.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1033, retrieved 19 June 2024

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