Nymphoides brevipedicellata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nymphoides brevipedicellata (Vatke) A.Raynal
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
MENYANTHACEAE
Synonyms
Limnanthemum abyssinicum N.E.Br., Limnanthemum brevipedicellatum Vatke, Nymphoides indica in sense of Marais & I.Verd. (in part) in FSA 26: 243 (1963), not of (L.) Kuntze (misapplied name)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/02/26
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species is rare and poorly known in South Africa, but quite likely overlooked, rather than rare or threatened. It is widespread outside South Africa, where it is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
Range
Widespread across Tropical Africa from Cameroon to Ethiopia, southwards to southern Africa, where it is rare in South Africa, known from only a few records from the northern provinces.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Freshwater
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Permanent or semi-permanent pools and rivers in dry woodlands, 1400-1750 m.
Population

This species is known in South Africa only from a few, scattered collections. It is quite likely overlooked and confused with other taxa in the genus.


Population trend
Unknown
Bibliography

Mackinder, B. 1990. Menyanthaceae. In: E. Launert and G.V. Pope (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 7 (Part 4):51-56. Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, London.


Marais, W. and Verdoorn, I.C. 1963. Gentianaceae. In: R.A. Dyer, L.E. Codd and H.B. Rycroft (eds). Flora of Southern Africa 26 (Myrsinaceae-Apocynaceae):171-243. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.


Raynal, A. 1971. Répartition géographique des Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae) Africains et Malgaches. Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 10:122-134.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Nymphoides brevipedicellata (Vatke) A.Raynal. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/10/17

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