58.000 Potamogeton L. - Pondweeds

Description of the genus

Leaves of 2 forms: in many species only submerged, translucent, filiform to lanceolate leaves are produced, in others, floating coriaceous leaf laminae on long petioles are formed as well. Leaves alternate, or the upper, which subtend the spikes, opposite. Stipules present. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: c. 90 species, cosmopolitan

Botswana: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crispus L.SEDescription
nodosus Poir.NDescription, Image
octandrus Poir.NDescription
pusillus L.Description
schweinfurthii A.W. Benn.NDescription, Image
trichoides Cham. & Schltdl.NDescription

Other sources of information about Potamogeton:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Potamogeton
Flora of Malawi: Potamogeton
Flora of Mozambique: Potamogeton
Flora of Zambia: Potamogeton
Flora of Zimbabwe: Potamogeton

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Potamogeton.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=98, retrieved 27 March 2023

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