Wiesneria schweinfurthii Hook.f.
  • G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 1007 (1883) 

Notes: Distribution: Trop. Africa to N. Botswana

General Description

Submerged aquatic with the appearance of a Potamogeton; flowers monoecious; in pools on laterite rocks.


; in pools on laterite rocks.


Sen.: Tambacounda Berhaut 1269; 3257.

S. L.: Kambia (fr. Aug.) Jordan 963!

N. Nig.: Katagum (fl. & fr. May) Dalz. 202!

Mali: Sikasso (fl. & fr. Sept.) Adam 15304!


in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 3: 1007 (1883); F.T.A. 8: 214; Berhaut, Fl. Sén. 184.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa Northeast Tropical Africa Chad
  • Ethiopia
  • Sudan
  • South Tropical Africa Angola
  • Zambia
  • Southern Africa Botswana
  • West Tropical Africa Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Zaire


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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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WCS higher taxonomy
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