89.000 Vallisneria L. - Tapegrasses

Symoens, J.J. (2009) Hydrocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Submerged perennial dioecious herbs. Leaves linear, radical, sessile, lacking a midrib; tip obtuse; margin entire or minutely serrate. Flowers unisexual, floating. Male flowers free-floating on surface; female flowers floating, attached to plant by long peduncle. Sepals 3. Petals 1 (male) or 3 (female), minute. Fruit a narrow cylindric capsule.

Worldwide: 2-10 species, tropical and warm temperate

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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spiralis L.N,S

Other sources of information about Vallisneria:

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Flora of Botswana: Vallisneria
Flora of Caprivi: Vallisneria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Vallisneria
Flora of Mozambique: Vallisneria
Flora of Zambia: Vallisneria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vallisneria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vallisneria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vallisneria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vallisneria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vallisneria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Vallisneria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vallisneria
JSTOR Plant Science: Vallisneria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vallisneria
Plants of the World Online: Vallisneria
Tropicos: Vallisneria
Wikipedia: Vallisneria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Vallisneria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=110, retrieved 16 April 2024

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