This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL||
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©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
|See also the Jepson eFlora, which parallels the Second Edition|
Perennial, ± aquatic; rhizomes thickRetrieve key for MENYANTHACEAE
Leaves simple or with 3 sessile leaflets, generally alternate; stipules generally 0; petiole sheathing at base
Inflorescence: many types
Flower bisexual, radial; calyx 5-lobed; corolla 5-lobed, rotate to funnel-shaped; stamens 5, alternate corolla lobes, anthers with longitudinal slits; pistil 1, ovary superior or partially inferior, chamber 1, stigma simple or 2-lobed
Fruit: capsule, septicidal
Seeds fewmany, smooth, shining
Genera in family: 5 genera, 3040 species: worldwide.