Callitriche vulcanicola Schotsman

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 294 (1985)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is DR Congo to Kenya. It is a hydrosubshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate and often mat-forming, sometimes submerged herb, with stems 5–15 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spathulate or elliptic, up to 8(–10) mm long and 2–5 mm wide, usually 3-veined; petiole 1.5–3 mm long, 1-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, bracteoles 1–2, ± 2 mm long, narrow; stamens 4–8 mm long, anthers ± 0.5 mm long; styles up to 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1.2–1.5 mm long and 1.6–2 mm wide, unwinged, but with distinctly edged margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen reticulum meshes as wide as the clavae; clavae obtusely triangular, surface almost smooth.
Cytology
Chromosome number:2n=18 (counted on Hedberg 435, from Aberdare Mts and Hedberg 4403 from Mt Kenya (Hedberg & Hedberg 1988:16)).
Figures
Fig. 1/9–10 (p. 3).
Habitat
Moist depressions in bog and grassland, along streams; 3000–4050 m
Distribution
K3 K4 U2
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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