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Annual, short-lived perennial herb, in or near water; roots fibrous, from taproot or not, generally from lower leaf axils also.
Stem: generally soft.
Leaf: simple, opposite, ± 4-ranked; stipules scarious.
Inflorescence: flowers in upper axils, 1 or few in clusters.
Flower: small, inconspicuous, radial, bisexual; sepals, petals 2–5, equal in number, generally free; ovary spheric, styles 3–5, short.
Fruit: capsule, septicidal, ± spheric, ovoid, or depressed-ovoid, walls thin; chambers 2–5, each several to many-seeded.
Seed: small; surface net-like or glossy.
2 genera, 50 species: ± worldwide. [Yang & Tucker 2007 Fl China 13:55–56] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Tucker 1986 J Arnold Arbor 67:471–483]
Key to Elatinaceae
Stem: prostrate to ascending; branches 0 to many; base ± woody or not.
Leaf: blade > petiole, elliptic, serrate, base wedge-shaped, tip acute.
Flower: sepals deltate; petals oblong, membranous, glabrous; stamens 5–10, filaments ± = petals, anthers elliptic; styles 5.
Fruit: ovoid; chambers 5, each many-seeded.
Seed: not visible through fruit wall, oblong, ± curved, brown; surface ± net-like.
± 25 species: generally Old World tropics, 1 North America. (P.J. Bergius, student of Linnaeus, 1730–1790)
Previous taxon: Elatinaceae
Next taxon: Bergia texana
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [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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