71.000 Caldesia Parl.

Description of the genus

Leaves floating, deeply cordate at base.. Inflorescence compound, pyramidal, consisting of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers, subtended by 3 lanceolate bracts and 2 or 3 smaller bracteoles. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 3, spreading. Petals 3. Stamens 6. Carpels 10-15 (in ours). Achenes spirally arranged, spongy.

Worldwide: 4 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Caldesia reniformis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
reniformis (D. Don) MakinoCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Caldesia:

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Flora of Botswana: Caldesia
Flora of Zambia: Caldesia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Caldesia

External websites:

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

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 Malawi: Genus page: Caldesia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=103, retrieved 25 June 2022

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