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Elatine gussonei   (Maltese Waterwort)


Elatine gussonei  (ELATINACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Feb-2008 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Elatine gussonei retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 24-Oct-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Elatine gussonei(Sommier) Brullo; Lanfranco; Pavone & Ronsisvalle
Published in G. Moesz, Magyar Bot. Lapok 7: 1–34 (1908).

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Elatine hydropiper var. gussonei
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Elatinaceae Dumortier (The Elatine Family)
1 species from the Elatinaceae family is recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Maltese Waterwort, Maltese Elatine, Pelagian Elatine

Maltese name(s) :

Elatine

Status for Malta :

Subendemic. Found in Malta and neighbouring territories such as in Sicily, Lampedusa, Pantelleria, and other islands.

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: HYDROPHYTE ( living only or mostly in water )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Protected by law: Schedule III of [S.L. 549.44] (Conservation requires the designation of SAC)

Red List (1989) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

February – March

Colour of Flowers:

Pink

Name Derivation :

Elatine: Ancient Greek name for some aquatic creeping plants. (Greek origin )
gussonei: Named after the botanist Giovanni Gussone from Naples, Italy (1787-1866). ( )


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: All species grow in shallow, usually still water, on wet mud or sand, or in seasonally flooded places.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Temporary Winter-Spring rain-water rock pools in garigue or steppe.
Botanical Description: Herbs of wet places. Leaves entire. Sepals 3 or 4, membranous, obtuse, connate at base. Petals 3 or 4, membranous, patent in terrestrial plants, closely investing ovary or occasionally absent in aquatic plants. Capsule more or less globose. Seeds straight or curved.
Distributional range: (Mason loc. cit.)

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
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Links & Further literature (1 papers)

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Chromosome number of Elatine gussonei (Sommier)Brullo (Elatinaceae) and its distribution on the Maltese islands Anna Kalinka1, Stephen Mifsud, Agnieszka Popiela & Magdalena Achrem  (2016)
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Species Images (20 images)
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-0.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-1.
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   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-7.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-8.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-9.
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   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-11.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-12.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-13.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-14.
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   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-16.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-17.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-18.
   Elatine gussonei   -   Image Code: ELTGS-19.

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