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|Family: Alismataceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb; roots not septate; flowers bisexual. Leaf: petiole angled; blade linear to ovate, with [without] translucent dots or lines, base tapered to cordate. Inflorescence: axes generally angled; peduncle generally smooth. Flower: receptacle convex; sepals generally 2--6 mm, dark green; petals generally entire, white; stamens 9--15; pistils many, free, spiralled on convex receptacle. Fruit: body +- compressed, generally ribbed; beak terminal [lateral].
Species In Genus: +- 26 species: America, especially tropics. Etymology: (Greek: spiny, leathery container, from fruit)
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles E. Turner, Robert R. Haynes & C. Barre Hellquist
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Damasonium californicum
Next taxon: Echinodorus berteroi
Citation for this treatment: Charles E. Turner, Robert R. Haynes & C. Barre Hellquist 2016. Echinodorus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11439, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.