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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb from rhizome, emergent aquatic, glabrous; rooting at nodes; wind-pollinated. Stem: +- erect, unbranched. Leaf: in whorls of 6--12, sessile, linear to elliptic, entire. Inflorescence: flower 1 in upper axils, +- sessile. Flower: inconspicuous, generally bisexual (or staminate proximal to pistillate); calyx a minute rim at ovary top; petals 0; stamen 1, off center on top of ovary; ovary inferior, chamber 1, style 1, off-center, +- = stamen, slender, in groove between anther sacs, +- entirely stigmatic. Fruit: achene or thin-walled drupe.
Species In Genus: 2 species. Etymology: (Greek: horse tail) Note: In Hippuridaceae in TJM (1993); now, along with Callitrichaceae and others, treated in Plantaginaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth McClintock, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gratiola neglecta
Next taxon: Hippuris vulgaris
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth McClintock, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes 2016. Hippuris, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10071, accessed on October 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 28, 2016.