Zannichellia L.

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

Description of the genus

Submerged annuals or short-lived perennials; rhizome creeping, sympodial, matted; roots 1–2 per node, unbranched, covered with root-hairs; stems simple or branched. Leaves in pseudowhorls of three, proximally opposite or alternate, linear; leaf-sheath absent or short; axillary scales 2. Flowers solitary or more usually in groups of 1 staminate and a cluster of pistillate flowers at each pseudowhorl; staminate flowers ephemeral, long-stalked; pistillate flowers surrounded by a spathe, solitary or pseudo-umbellate. Fruit a drupelet, stipitate; seed with a coiled hypocotyl.

Worldwide: One cosmopolitan species.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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palustris L.N,SE

Other sources of information about Zannichellia:

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zannichellia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zannichellia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Zannichellia
Wikipedia: Zannichellia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zannichellia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zannichellia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Zannichellia., retrieved 23 October 2021

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