Plants
of African wetlands

Order Nymphaeles

Family Nymphaeaceae

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

Monocots

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).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.