3451.000 Neptunia Lour.

Description of the genus

Unarmed aquatic herb. Stems creeping, usually floating, and swollen. Leaves 2-pinnate, very sensitive. Inflorescences solitary, axillary, of spherical to ellipsoid heads. Flowers of 2 types: bisexual in upper part of the head; neuter with elongate staminodes in lower part. Calyx 5-toothed. Petals 5. Stamens 5 or 10. Pods clustered, oblong to subcircular, dehiscent. Seeds smooth, ± flattened.

Worldwide: 11 species in tropical and warm regions, especially Australia and America

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Neptunia oleracea

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oleracea Lour.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Neptunia:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Neptunia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=671, retrieved 7 December 2023

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