Caldesia Parl.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Old World to N. Australia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual aquatic and marsh herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves floating; leaf-blade broadly elliptic to broadly ovate; apex rounded to obtuse; base truncate to deeply cordate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncle longer than the leaves; inflorescence compound, pyramidal, consisting of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers subtended by 3 lanceolate bracts, and 2 or 3 smaller bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3, white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6(–11); filaments filiform or flattened; anthers oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 2–9(–20), free, crowded on a small receptacle; style ventral; ovules solitary, basal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes swollen, smooth, ridged or warty; style persistent, ventral.

Doubtfully present in:

Egypt

Native to:

Altay, Amur, Angola, Assam, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, France, Germany, Guinea, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Maluku, Manchuria, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Primorye, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland

Caldesia Parl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Ital. 3: 598 (1860)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fl. Ital. 3: 598 (1858)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Ital. 3: 599 (1858)

  • 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 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