5231.000 Elatine L.

Wild, H. (1961) Elatinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the genus

Small glabrous herbs, aquatic or found in damp situations. Leaves opposite or more rarely verticillate; stipules present. Flowers minute, solitary in the leaf axils. Sepals 2–4 shortly connate at the base, obtuse. Petals 2–4, free, white or pink. Ovary globose, 3–4-locular. Fruit globose; somewhat depressed at the apex, wall membranous; seeds numerous, straight or curved.

Worldwide: 25 species, cosmopolitan.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ambigua Wight
triandra Schkuhr

Other sources of information about Elatine:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Elatine
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elatine

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Elatine.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=966, retrieved 4 October 2022

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