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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, rhizomed, tubered or not, winter buds 0. Stem: branched, cylindric. Leaf: submersed, sessile, channeled, entire, tip acute to abruptly pointed, notched, or rounded, veins 1–5; stipules fused to leaf blade >= 2/3 stipule length. Inflorescence: submersed; peduncle flexible. Fruit: beaked or not, keel 0.
±7 species: worldwide.
Unabridged references: [Börner 1912 Botanisch-systematische Notizen. Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen 21:245–282; Holub 1977 Preslia 69:361–366]

Key to Stuckenia

1. Leaf tip notched, blunt, rounded, rarely with abrupt, short point; stipule sheaths on proximal stems often inflated, others not; fruit beak inconspicuous ..... S. filiformis subsp. alpina

1' Leaf tip acute or with abrupt, short to long point, rarely rounded; stipule sheaths not inflated; fruit beak conspicuous

2. Leaves 0.2–1 mm wide, tip acute or with abrupt, short to medium-long point; inflorescence axillary or terminal; fruit 2.5–5 mm ..... S. pectinata

2' Leaves (0.4)1.5–5(8.5) mm wide, tip with abrupt, medium-long to long point, rarely rounded; inflorescence axillary, rarely terminal; fruit 3–3.9 mm ..... S. striata


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