Flower Database

Ottelia ulvifolia

Basic information
Flower Name
Ottelia ulvifolia
Formal Name
Ottelia ulvifolia
Alias
African ottelia
Habitat
Tropical Africa
Morph
annual aquswaatic plants
Comment
Ottelia ulvifolia is an annual aquswaatic plants of the family Hydrocharitaceae native to tropical Africa. Leaves are long, linear lanceolate leaf leaf color is dark green areas into purple team, has become a wavy leaf margins. Stalk has on the surface of the water leaves will sink in water. Flower summer-and autumn-flowering, and Chevron of bright yellow, white, yellow in themp lillyiddle purple pattern and has oval-shaped bracts under the flower 3 flower. The fruit is a cylindrical shape with elliptical cross section. Aquarium cultivation can be used. 
Generic Ottelia ulvifolia, scientific name: Ottelia ulvifolia, also known as African ottelia, Place of origin: South Africa Madagascar, Living Environment: Shallow Freshwater, Grass Height: 60 cm, Life-Type: Annual Aquatic, Leaf Position: Submerged (in water), Leaf Shape: Lanceolate, Petiole: Long, Leaf Color: Green, Leaf Texture: Smooth, Leaf Length: 10-40 cm, Leaf Margin: Wavy, Flower Stem Position: On the surface of the water, Flower Color: White or Yellow with Pale Yellow Stem and Violet Pattern in the center, Flower Diameter Flower shape: 3-5 cm, flower shape: 3-petaled with oval bracts below the flower, flowering season: summer to fall, fruit: cylindrical with an oblong cross section , use: aquarium cultivation.
Detailed information
Order
Alismatales
Family
Hydrocharitaceae
Genus
Ottelia
Species
O. ulvifolia
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
3petals
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
River pond
Color
Yellow, White
Season
Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
30  ~ 60  [cm]
Diameter
3  ~ 5