Websteria confervoides (Poir.) S.S.Hooper
  • Kew Bull. 26: 582 (1972) 

General Description

A green, floating, alga-like plant, most closely resembling Eleocharis naumanniana in the single-flowered, soft, flattened spikelet; in running water.


; in running water.


Iv. C.: Moossou (Dec.) Hallé & Guillaumet! Abouabou (Mar.) J. & A. Raynal 13650!

S. Nig.: Sapoba (Sept.) Onochie in FHI 34310!


in Kew Bull. 26: 582 (1972).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Tanzania
  • South Tropical Africa Zambia
  • Southern Africa Botswana
  • West Tropical Africa Ivory Coast
  • Nigeria
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Zaire
  • Western Indian Ocean Madagascar
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malesia Malaya
  • Northern America Southeastern U.S.A. Florida
  • Georgia
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Brazil South
  • Caribbean Cuba
  • Trinidad-Tobago
  • Central America Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Northern South America French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Suriname (Doubtful)
  • Venezuela
  • Southern South America Argentina Northeast
  • Paraguay
  • Western South America Ecuador (Doubtful)


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 Information From

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2011 onwards
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