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|Family: Aponogetonaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Aponogeton||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Aponogeton distachyos L. f.
Leaf: petiole to 100 cm; blade 6--23 cm, +- narrow-lanceolate to -elliptic. Inflorescence: panicle of generally 2 spike-like branches, emergent; bract +- 3 cm; flowers in 2 rows, +- on 1-side of axis. Flower: perianth part 1, white, enlarging, turning green in fruit, base wide; stamens many. Fruit: to 22 mm, curved or straight; beak terminal, +- 5 mm.
Ecology: Ponds; Elevation: < 150 m. Bioregional Distribution: c-w SnFrB, s SCo, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr Note: Widely cultivated for aquaria, often escaping but generally a waif.
Synonyms: Aponogeton distachyon, orth. var.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes
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Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes 2017. Aponogeton distachyos, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13649, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.