Aponogeton angustifolius Aiton
  • Hort. Kew. 1: 45 (1789) 

Notes: Distribution: SW. Cape Prov.

General Description

leaves linear-lanceolate, submerged, opaque, variable in length and breadth; nervules indistinct; spike bifid, few-flowered; flowers pale red; bracts white; sepals linear-oblong; stamens 6; follicles smooth, attenuated into a beak 1/6 the length of the ovary.


South Africa Cape Div.; Riet Valley on Cape Flats, {i}Krauss!{/i} Green Point near Cape Town, {i}Harvey!{/i} Paarl Div.; Berg River, near Paarl, {i}Drège!{/i}

South Africa without locality, {i}Oldenburg!{/i}


Hort. Kew. i. 495;—Bot. Mag. t. 1268; Engl. Jahrb. viii. 272; Durand and Schinz, Conspect. Fl. Afr. v. 492.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa Southern Africa Cape Provinces


  • 1 Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 3 (By Arthur Bennett.) (1900) Naiadaceæ. Flora Capensis 7 (0)

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Flora Capensis
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WCS higher taxonomy
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