58.000 Potamogeton L. - Pondweeds

Description of the genus

Leaves of 2 forms: in many species only submerged, translucent, filiform to lanceolate leaves are produced, in others, floating coriaceous leaf laminae on long petioles are formed as well. Leaves alternate, or the upper, which subtend the spikes, opposite. Stipules present. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: c. 90 species, cosmopolitan

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crispus L.NDescription
octandrus Poir.SDescription
pusillus L.SDescription
richardii SolmsN,S
schweinfurthii A.W. Benn.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Potamogeton:

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

External websites:

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

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: Potamogeton.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=98, retrieved 22 April 2024

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