1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Callitriche L.
      1. Callitriche oreophila Schotsman

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Callitrichaceae, Inga Hedberg & Olov Hedberg. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2003

    Habit
    Stem 10–35 cm long in water or 3–20 cm long on mud.
    Leaves
    Leaves submerged, floating or aerial, elliptic to spathulate, up to 11 mm long and 5 mm wide but often much smaller, 3–7-veined; petiole usually 3-veined.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, in the axils of leaves; bracteoles 2, falcate; stamens at dehiscence 1–2 mm, after dehiscence up to 7 mm long; anthers 0.5–0.6 mm long; styles up to 2 mm long, erect or spreading.
    Fruits
    Fruit suborbicular, 1.6–1.8 mm long and 1.6–2 mm wide, with a distinct, symmetrically winged mericarp.
    Pollen
    Pollen reticulum not as wide as the clavae; clavae irregularly triangular, surface uneven.
    Figures
    Fig. 1/1–4 (p. 3).
    Habitat
    In stagnant or running water in ponds or small streams and on mud or moist soil; 1150–3250 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K6 T2 T3 T7 U2 W Tropical Africa,

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Callitriche oreophila Schotsman appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 292 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hedberg & Hedberg in Fl. Ethiopia 2, 1: 427, fig. 52/1–8 (2000).
    • Schotsman in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 55: 222, t. 7 (1985).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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