1. Family: Alismataceae Vent.
    1. Burnatia Micheli

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Alismataceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

    Habit
    Perennial glabrous dioecious, swamp and aquatic herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves erect; leaf-blade linear-lanceolate to ovate; base decurrent to rounded
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence above the leaves, of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers; bracts 3, lanceolate and membranous beneath the branches, much smaller beneath the flowers
    Flowers
    Male flowers: sepals 3; petals 3; stamens 9; filaments flattened; anthers oblong; abortive carpels about 12 Female flowers: sepals 3, spreading; petals 0, rarely present as 3 minute scales; carpels numerous, free; style ventral and very short; stigma papillose; ovules basal, solitary; achenes bunched on the small stipitate receptacle, laterally compressed with a flange following the outline of the seed cavity on each side, glandular.
    Male
    Male flowers: sepals 3; petals 3; stamens 9; filaments flattened; anthers oblong; abortive carpels about 12
    Female
    Female flowers: sepals 3, spreading; petals 0, rarely present as 3 minute scales; carpels numerous, free; style ventral and very short; stigma papillose; ovules basal, solitary; achenes bunched on the small stipitate receptacle, laterally compressed with a flange following the outline of the seed cavity on each side, glandular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Burnatia Micheli appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 81 (1881)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 8: 212.
    • in DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 81 (1881)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in DC., Mon. Phan. 3: 81 (1881)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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