796.010 Wolffiella (Hegelm.) Hegelm.


Description of the genus

Minute, semi-submerged aquatics with emergent flowering parts. Roots 0. Thalli thin, linear to oblong. Budding pouch 1. Inflorescences 1 or 2 on each frond; each of 1 female and 1 male flower without a membranous spathe. Anther 1-thecous. Fruit 1-seeded. Seed up to 0.45 mm, spherical or ovoid, smooth and spongy.

Worldwide: c. 7 species in tropical and South Africa and tropical and warm America

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hyalina (Delile) C.Monod.S
welwitschii (Hegelm.) C. MonodS

Other sources of information about Wolffiella:

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

External websites:

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

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: Wolffiella.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=309, retrieved 22 July 2024

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