Butomopsis Kunth

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Old World.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial marsh herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect Leaf-blade oblanceolate, slightly acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncle longer than the leaves; inflorescence umbellate, of 1 whorl of flowers, sometimes 2 in larger plants; 2 bracts and several bracteoles at the base of each whorl
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, broadly ovate, erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3, larger than the sepals, withering and disintegrating after anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens about 9; filaments flattened below; anthers oblong, narrow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 5–8, joined at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting carpels exceeding the sepals; seeds many, black to brown, smooth and shiny; embryo horseshoe-shaped.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Queensland, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Butomopsis Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Pl. 3: 164 (1841)

Accepted by

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

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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