|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Aquatic per in freshwater; rhizomes in mud
Stems elongate, leafy; ends floating
Leaves of 2 types; alternate, long-petioled with floating, peltate blades; opposite to whorled, short-petioled, submersed blades deeply dissected
Flower solitary, above surface of water, bisexual; sepals 24; stamens 36 (Cabomba ), 1218 (Brasenia ), filaments slightly flattened, anthers opening lengthwise; ovary superior, pistils simple, 2many, ovules 13, styles terminal or decurrent
Genera in family: 2 genera, 8 species: temp and tropical Am, Africa, e Asia, Australia. Some Cabomba species cultivated for aquaria, may occur as waifs in CA.
Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (origin unknown)
. Sometimes placed in Nymphaeaceae, but differs in having simple pistils.