Blyxa senegalensis Dandy

First published in J. Bot. 72: 42 (1934)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Senegal to Guinea. It is a hydroannual or hydroperennial and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Hydrocharitaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A submerged aquatic
Morphology Leaves
A rosette of about a dozen sharply pointed leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
The thread-like male peduncle about 5 in. long arises from the centre of the rosette and bears a spathe with two floating white flowers on pedicels about 2 in. long.
sex Male
The thread-like male peduncle about 5 in. long arises from the centre of the rosette and bears a spathe with two floating white flowers on pedicels about 2 in. long.
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Sources

  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0