95.000 Ottelia Pers.

Description of the genus

Submerged or floating-leaved bisexual (in ours), dioecious or monoecious herbs. Leaves radical. Flowers from a persistent leathery spathe. Sepals 3; petals 3. Fruit a fleshy capsule.

Worldwide: 21 species in tropical and warm regions, mainly in the Old World.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Ottelia fischeri

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
exserta (Ridl.) DandySDescription, Image
fischeri (G├╝rke) DandySDescription, Image
ulvifolia (Planch.) Walp.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ottelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ottelia
Flora of Caprivi: Ottelia
Flora of Mozambique: Ottelia
Flora of Zambia: Ottelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ottelia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ottelia.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=111, retrieved 16 December 2017

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