Callitriche keniensis Schotsman

This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Mt. Elgon) to Kenya (Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Robust aquatic herb, with stems up to 40 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Larger leaves spathulate to elliptic, up to 15 mm long and 4 mm wide, 5–8-veined; petiole 1(–3)-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers either solitary or one male and one female in the same axil; bracts 2, about 1.5 mm long; stamens 3–4 mm long, after dehiscence up to 5 mm long; anthers 0.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ± orbicular, ± 1.5 mm, unwinged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen reticulum meshes not as wide as the clavae; clavae irregularly triangular with sharp angles.
Figures
Fig. 1/7–8 (p. 3).
Habitat
In small ponds and streams; 2150–4250 m
Distribution
not found elsewhere K2 K3 K4 U3

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Callitriche keniensis Schotsman appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2008 Naiga [s.n.], Uganda K000662443 No
Aug 1, 1996 Paulo, S. [977], Kenya K000350082 isotype Yes

First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 10: 10 (1988)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Schotsman in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 4, 10: 10 (1988).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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