Callitriche oreophila Schotsman

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 292 (1985)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Cameroon to E. Tropical Africa. It is a hydrosubshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stem 10–35 cm long in water or 3–20 cm long on mud.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit suborbicular, 1.6–1.8 mm long and 1.6–2 mm wide, with a distinct, symmetrically winged mericarp.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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,
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0