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Aponogeton distachyos

   (Family: Aponogetonaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Waterblommetjie, Vleikos English: Cape Pond Weed  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Aquatic
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
White
Flower type
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Sweetly scented
  Polinator
  Bees
  Flower info
  Bears forked spikes with 2 rows of numerous fragrant white flowers, each with 1 petal up to 18mm long.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
 
 
Leaf size 60 - 200mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Oblong, floating leaves 6-20cm long.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Rhizomatous aquatic with oblong, floating leaves and numerous fragrant white flowers.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Pools and ditches in the southwestern Cape.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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References

 
  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  
 
 

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