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|Family: Cabombaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Brasenia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Brasenia schreberi J.F. Gmel.
Habit: Submersed parts covered with thick mucilage. Stem: slender, 3--20 dm, branching, red-brown. Leaf: centrally peltate; blade << petiole, 3.5--12(13.5) cm, 2--8 cm wide, elliptic to ovate, +- entire. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils. Flower: perianth 10--20 mm, +- red-purple or purple-brown; petals +- > sepals, linear-oblong; filaments thread-like; carpels (2)4--18, stigmas linear-decurrent. Fruit: 6--8(10) mm, oblong, leathery. Seed: 1--2. Chromosomes: 2n=80.
Ecology: Ponds, slow streams; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaRH, SNH, ScV, MP (exc Wrn); Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana; eastern North America, Central America, South America, Africa, eastern Asia, eastern Australia. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Brasenia
Next taxon: Cabomba
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Brasenia schreberi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16062, accessed on October 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 01, 2016.