Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Asterales


Mackinder, B. (1990) Menyanthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the family

Aquatic herbs. Stipules present. Leaves floating or submerged, alternate or in a rosette, simple (in ours). Flowers in clusters (in ours), generally 5-merous and (in ours) bisexual. Sepals free or ± so. Corolla gamopetalous, lobes membranous, often fimbriate or pilose. Ovary superior, 1-locular with 2(-5) parietal placenta. Fruit capsule, dehiscent or not. Seeds often numerous.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 40 species, cosmopolitan

Malawi: 1 genus and 2 taxa.

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Other sources of information about Menyanthaceae:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Menyanthaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Menyanthaceae
Wikipedia: Menyanthaceae

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 Malawi: Family page: Menyanthaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=138, retrieved 21 October 2021

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