1. Family: Alismataceae Vent.
    1. Butomopsis Kunth

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Old World.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial marsh herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves erect Leaf-blade oblanceolate, slightly acuminate
    Inflorescences
    Peduncle longer than the leaves; inflorescence umbellate, of 1 whorl of flowers, sometimes 2 in larger plants; 2 bracts and several bracteoles at the base of each whorl
    Calyx
    Sepals 3, broadly ovate, erect
    Corolla
    Petals 3, larger than the sepals, withering and disintegrating after anthesis
    Stamens
    Stamens about 9; filaments flattened below; anthers oblong, narrow
    Carpels
    Carpels 5–8, joined at the base
    Fruits
    Fruiting carpels exceeding the sepals; seeds many, black to brown, smooth and shiny; embryo horseshoe-shaped.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Queensland, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Butomopsis Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Enum. Pl. 3: 164 (1841)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    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