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 desertorum
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton junceus
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton rehmannii
Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton stuhlmannii
Araceae Lemna aequinoctialis
Araceae Pistia stratiotes
Araceae Spirodela polyrrhiza
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 major
Hydrocharitaceae Lagarosiphon muscoides
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia muricata
Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ulvifolia
Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria spiralis
Marsileaceae Marsilea aegyptiaca
Marsileaceae Marsilea apposita
Marsileaceae Marsilea burchellii
Marsileaceae Marsilea coromandelina
Marsileaceae Marsilea ephippiocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea farinosa subsp. farinosa
Marsileaceae Marsilea farinosa subsp. arrecta
Marsileaceae Marsilea macrocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea minuta var. minuta
Marsileaceae Marsilea nubica var. gymnocarpa
Marsileaceae Marsilea nubica var. nubica
Marsileaceae Marsilea vera
Marsileaceae Marsilea villifolia
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
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali var. petersiana
Parkeriaceae Ceratopteris thalictroides
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton nodosus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton octandrus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton pusillus
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton schweinfurthii
Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton trichoides
Salviniaceae Azolla pinnata subsp. africana
Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta
Number of species: 56


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: List of species with each spot-character: Aquatic.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=6, retrieved 13 December 2017

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