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Perennial, aquatic, rhizomed, stoloned or not; herbage with air chambers.
Leaf: alternate, from rhizome; blades floating, submersed, or ± emergent, << petiole, ± deeply notched at base into 2 lobes [ peltate].
Inflorescence: 1-flowered, axillary; peduncle long.
Flower: bisexual, generally on or above water; sepals 4–14, free, petal-like or not; petals many [(0)], stamen-like or not; stamens many, attached to receptacle or ovary side, filaments generally wide; ovary compound, superior to inferior, chambers 3–many, many-ovuled, stigmas in radiating lines on stigmatic disk.
Fruit: berry-like, ± dehiscent or not, spongy.
5 genera, ± 70 species: ± worldwide. [Wiersema & Hellquist 1997 FNANM 3:66–77] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
1. Lf veins ± pinnate; sepals 5–14 (inner increasingly petal-like; petals inconspicuous), round to broad-obovate, ± erect; ovary superior; stigmatic disk margin entire to crenate ..... NUPHAR
1' Lf veins ± palmate; sepals generally 4 (petals conspicuous), generally longer than wide, ± spreading; ovary partly inferior; stigmatic disk margin with ± erect-incurved appendages ..... NYMPHAEA
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