plants
of African wetlands

Order Nymphaeles

Family Nymphaeaceae

Nymphea caerulea, 'Water Lily' (Lake Victoria, Uganda).

Monocots

Order Asparagales

Family Orchidaceae

Lake Victoria, Uganda

Maybe Eulophia calanthe, 'Swamp Orchid'.

Order Poales

Family Cyperaceae

Cyperus papyrus, 'Papyrus'  (Lake Victoria, Uganda).

Order Malpighiales 

Family Euphorbiaceae

Euphorbia candelabrum, (Kazinga Channel, Uganda).

Order Caryophyllales

Family Polygonaceae

Persicaria limbata, 'Knotweed'. Grows with long bamboo like stems. Small pink-red flowers grown from heads at end of twin stems (Lake Victoria, Uganda).

to identify...

(Lake Victoria, Uganda)


(Lake Victoria, Uganda)

For the page on the African freshwater wetlands


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia with Coral Expeditions. Meanwhile, here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.