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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

[FTEA]

Alismataceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Perennial glabrous dioecious, swamp and aquatic herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect; leaf-blade linear-lanceolate to ovate; base decurrent to rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence above the leaves, of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers; bracts 3, lanceolate and membranous beneath the branches, much smaller beneath the flowers
sex Male
Male flowers: sepals 3; petals 3; stamens 9; filaments flattened; anthers oblong; abortive carpels about 12
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: sepals 3, spreading; petals 0, rarely present as 3 minute scales; carpels numerous, free; style ventral and very short; stigma papillose; ovules basal, solitary; achenes bunched on the small stipitate receptacle, laterally compressed with a flange following the outline of the seed cavity on each side, glandular. Male flowers: sepals 3; petals 3; stamens 9; filaments flattened; anthers oblong; abortive carpels about 12
sex Female
Female flowers: sepals 3, spreading; petals 0, rarely present as 3 minute scales; carpels numerous, free; style ventral and very short; stigma papillose; ovules basal, solitary; achenes bunched on the small stipitate receptacle, laterally compressed with a flange following the outline of the seed cavity on each side, glandular.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial glabrous dioecious herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect; blade linear-lanceolate to ovate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with outer tepals only Male flowers with 3 + 3 tepals, 9 stamens and abortive carpels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels numerous, free; ovules solitary; style very short, lateral
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets flattened with subcircular lateral flanges, glandular.
Distribution
Genus of a single species in tropical and southern Africa only.

Native to:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Burnatia Micheli appears in other Kew resources:

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 81 (1881)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 212.
  • in DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 81 (1881)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in DC., Mon. Phan. 3: 81 (1881)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0