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African Aponogetons

abyssinicus


Aponogeton abyssinicus Hochst. ex A.Rich. Tent. Fl. Abyss. ii. 351.

Found all over East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Zaire, not a great aquarium plant - produces a few submerged leaves then produces only floating leaves.


afroviolaceus


Aponogeton afroviolaceus Lye Bot. Not. 129(1): 68 (1976), nom. nov.

Primarily floating leaves. Seasonal in nature. No records of success in aquaria.


angustifolium


Aponogeton angustifolium Ait. Hort. Kew. i. 495.

Like a miniature form of A. distachyos, the plant is rare and protected.


asureus


Aponogeton asureus H.Bruggen Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 12: 105 (1975).

Known only from one pool in Namibia, and not seen there since the first collection. On the IUCN Red List as a "Data Deficient" species.


bogneri


Aponogeton bogneri H.Bruggen Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 43(1-2): 207. 1973

From Zaire. Perhaps Zambia. Only known from herbarium sheet. Grows in deep fast flowing water.


distachyos


Aponogeton distachyos L.f. Supplementum Plantarum 1782

Water Hawthorne. Originally found in the Cape of South Africa this species has been migrated by man all over the world primarily as a decorative pond plant, although the tubers are eaten as potatos would be in some parts of Africa and the vanilla scented flowers are used canned or fresh in a lamb stew in South Africa.


fotianus


Aponogeton fotianus Raynal Adansonia sér. 2, 9: 551. 1970

It's from Chad. Other than that no information seems to exist for this poor thing.


junceus


Aponogeton junceus Lehm. Del. Sem. Hort. Hamburg (1833); Linnaea, x. Litt.-Ber. 76 (1836)

Three subspecies. Another Aponogeton with only floating leaves but with flowers that more like nominal aquarium types. Found all over in Southern Africa.


natalensis


Aponogeton natalense Oliv. Hooker's Icon. Pl. 15: t. 1471. 1884 [1883-1885 publ. Sep 1884]

Another one in a seemingly endless succession of floating leaved African Aponogetons.


nudiflorus


Aponogeton nudiflorus Peter Abh. Ges. Wiss. Gottingen n. f. xiii. II. 40, 41; et in Fedde, Repert. Beih. xl. 1. 117 et in Fedde, Repert. Beih. xl. 1. Anhang, 10 (1929). 1928

The nudie Aponogeton. I'm losing it. I've been looking at these stupid things to long.


ranunculiflorus


Aponogeton ranunculiflorus Jacot Guill. & Marais Kew Bull. 27 (3): 563 (1972).

Floating leaved plant with Ranunculus looking flowers.


rehmannii


Aponogeton rehmannii Oliv. Hooker's Icon. Pl. 15: t. 1471B. 1884 [1883-1885 publ. Sep 1884]

Floating leaves. Known for a long time (1883)


stuhlmannii


Aponogeton stuhlmannii Engl. Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 1: 26. 1895

Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton stuhlmannii Engl. Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 1: 26. 1895


subconjugatus


Aponogeton subconjugatus Schumach. Beskr. Guin. Pl. 183 (1827).


troupinii


Aponogeton troupinii Raynal Adansonia sér. 2, 6: 153. 1966

Floating leaves. Congo.


vallisnerioides


Aponogeton vallisnerioides Baker Trans. Linn. Soc. London 29(3): 158. 1875 [11 Sep 1875]

Aquatic in pools on laterite; flowers white or pale violet. From "Tropical Africa".








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