Aquatic

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

Plants growing on or under water, free-floating, or if rooted in the soil then not growing more than a few cm above the water level, lying flat upon the mud during dry periods and not self supporting.

FamilySpeciesComment
Alismataceae Caldesia reniformis
Alismataceae Limnophyton obtusifolium
Alismataceae Wiesneria filifolia
Apiaceae Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton desertorum
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton junceus subsp. junceus
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton stuhlmannii
Araceae Lemna aequinoctialis
Araceae Pistia stratiotes
Araceae Spirodela polyrrhiza
Araceae Wolffiella rotunda
Araceae Wolffiella welwitschii
Cabombaceae Brasenia schreberi
Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum var. demersum
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Neptunia oleracea
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Aeschynomene fluitans
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon cordofanus
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon ilicifolius
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon muscoides
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia exserta
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia muricata
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ulvifolia
Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria spiralis
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides brevipedicellata
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides forbesiana
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides indica subsp. occidentalis
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides rautanenii
Menyanthaceae Nymphoides thunbergiana
Najadaceae Najas horrida
Najadaceae Najas marina subsp. armata
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea lotus
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea maculata
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
Pontederiaceae Eichhornia crassipes
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton nodosus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton octandrus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton pusillus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton richardii
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton schweinfurthii
Salviniaceae Azolla nilotica
Salviniaceae Azolla pinnata subsp. africana
Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta
Number of species: 44


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-14

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2014). Flora of Zambia: List of species with each spot-character: Aquatic.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=6, retrieved 21 November 2014

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