Aponogeton abyssinicus Hochst. ex A.Rich.

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 351 (1850)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Ethiopia to Malawi. It is a tuberous hydrogeophyte and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lye, K.A. (1989). Aponogetonaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-10.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • van Bruggen, H.W.E. (1974). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Aponogetonaceae: 1-11. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Bennett in Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 218 (1901).
  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 351 (1851).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.) p. 1202 (1968).
  • H. Bruggen in Bibl. Bot. 33,137: 60 (1985).
  • H. Bruggen in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 43: 221, fig. 7/12 (1973)
  • H. Bruggen in Flore d'Afrique Centrale: 9, photo. facing p. 1 (1974).
  • Lye in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 650, fig. p. 651 (1974).
  • Lye in Lidia 1: 67 (1986).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1971 Speke [s.n.], Kenya K000346041 holotype Yes
Greenway, P.J. [10005], Tanzania 1292.000 No
Schimper [1483], Ethiopia K000346036 Unknown type material Yes
Schimper [1483], Ethiopia K000346037 Unknown type material Yes
Hildebrandt, J.M. [2645], Kenya K000346040 Yes
May 6, 1985 Lindeman, H.A. [783], Tanzania Aponogeton abyssinicus var. glandulifera K000346045 holotype Yes
May 6, 1985 Richards, H.M. [10352], Tanzania Aponogeton abyssinicus var. graminifolius K000346046 holotype Yes
May 6, 1985 Wingfield, R. [2185], Tanzania Aponogeton abyssinicus var. albiflorus K000346042 holotype Yes
May 6, 1985 Wingfield, R. [2185], Tanzania Aponogeton abyssinicus var. albiflorus K000346043 isotype Yes
May 6, 1985 Adamson, J. [4354], Kenya Aponogeton abyssinicus var. cordatus K000346044 holotype Yes

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

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

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

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • 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