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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Perennial herb; roots not septate; flowers bisexual. Leaf: blade linear to ovate, tapered to base or petioled, base tapered to truncate, rounded, or ± lobed. Inflorescence: peduncle generally smooth; pedicels < 45 mm in fruit. Flower: receptacle ± flat; sepals generally 1–4 mm; petals entire to ± cut, white or pink; stamens generally 6; pistils many, free, in 1 whorl on margin of ± flat receptacle. Fruit: body generally 1.5–3 mm, erect, generally strongly compressed, lateral walls opaque to translucent, abaxially thin-ridged; beak < body, generally lateral.
± 9 species: generally northern temperate. (Greek: ancient name) North American species need study.
Unabridged references: [Bjorkqvist 1968 Opera Bot 19:1–138]

Key to Alisma

1. Inflorescence < to ± > leaves; style ± coiled; leaf blade linear to narrowly lanceolate, base tapered; pedicels generally recurved to spreading ..... A. gramineum

1' Inflorescence generally >> leaves; style ± erect, tip recurved; leaf blade generally lanceolate to ovate, base tapered or truncate to ± lobed; pedicels generally ascending to erect

2. Petals pink; leaf blade generally lanceolate, base tapered; fruit lateral walls generally thin, translucent ..... A. lanceolatum

2' Petals white; leaf blade lanceolate to ovate, base truncate to ± lobed; fruit lateral walls thick, opaque ..... A. triviale


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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