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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Ceratophyllum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Order: Ceratophyllales > Family: Ceratophyllaceae

There are about six species, of which three are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ceratophyllum demersum

Ceratophyllum muricatum


Ceratophyllum submersum



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.