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Genus: Potamogeton

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales > Family: Potamogetonaceae

About 21 species, nine of which are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Potamogeton crispus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Potamogeton nodosus

[= Potamogeton thunbergii]

Potamogeton octandrus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Potamogeton pectinatus (Sago pondweed, Fennel-leaved pondweed)

Has a global distribution, except Antarctica, and can be found growing in fresh or brackish waters. See Wikipedia.


Potamogeton pusillus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Potamogeton richardii


Potamogeton schweinfurthii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Potamogeton subjavanicus


Potamogeton trichoides

See Flora of Zimbabwe.




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