|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL (1993)||
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual, perennial herb, submerged aquatic, monoeciousRetrieve key for CERATOPHYLLACEAE
Stem slender, well branched
Leaves whorled, repeatedly forked; divisions thread-like or narrow, ± stiff, minutely serrate
Inflorescence: flowers solitary in axils, sessile
Flower minute; perianth thin, many-parted; stamens 1020, free; pistil generally 1, ovary sessile, chamber 1, ovule 1, style persistent
Fruit: achene, smooth to spiny. 1 genus.