Aponogeton distachyos L. f.
CAPE-PONDWEED
Cape pondweed; Water-Hawthorne
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Aponogeton distachyos L. f.
Cape pondweed

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General Information
Symbol: APDI
Group: Monocot
Family: Aponogetonaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   I
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
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Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Najadales
Family Aponogetonaceae – Cape-pondweed family
Genus Aponogeton L. f. – aponogeton
Species Aponogeton distachyos L. f. – Cape pondweed

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1. Aponogeton distachyos LinneausLinnaeus f., Supplementum Plantarum. 32, 214. 1782 (as distachyon).

Cape-pondweed, water-hawthorne

Aponogeton distachyos var. lagrangei André

Leaves floating; petiole to 100 cm; blade ovate, narrowly oval, or narrowly lanceolate, 6--23 ´ 1.5--7.5 cm, base rounded to attenuate, apex obtuse to acute; veins 7--9. Inflorescences: spikes 1 or more, to 4.5 cm; spathe ca. 3 cm. Flowers in 2 rows, secund; tepals becoming green, enlarging, 10--15 ´ 3.5--6 mm, to 30 mm in fruit; veins 13 or more; stamens 3--4.5 mm; filaments expanded basally; anthers blackish purple; pollen yellow; pistils 2.5--3 ´ 0.7--1 mm; ovules usually 4. Fruits to 22 ´ 6 mm; beak 5 mm.

Flowering late winter--spring (Mar--Apr), fall (Oct--Nov). Quiet ponds; 0--550 m; introduced; Calif.; South America; Europe; Africa; Australia.

Aponogeton distachyos is native to temperate South Africa and has become widely established in Australia. It is very popular in water gardening because it blooms during the cooler periods of the year. The plant does not do well in the heat of the summer. It flowers early in the growing season, goes dormant during the summer, and flowers again late in the season. Where the weather is mild, it will flower all winter. Presently, it is known in North America only from central-coastal and southern California.

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Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
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© 2004 Vince Scheidt

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0304 0894 [detail]
© 2004 Vince Scheidt

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
ID: 0000 0000 0813 2010 [detail]
© 2013 Zoya Akulova

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
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© 2013 Zoya Akulova

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2465 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2466 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2467 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2513 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2514 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2515 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2516 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Cape Pondweed
ID: 0000 0000 0315 2620 [detail]
© 2015 Robert Sikora

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