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|Family: Menyanthaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leaf: simple, submersed or floating, deeply cordate, generally alternate, those on flowering stems generally opposite; petioles > blades. Inflorescence: +- umbel, in axils of petioles near top of long, petiole-like flower stem, often with clusters of tuberous roots. Flower: corolla rotate, white or yellow, lobes with a glandular appendage near base; filaments < to > style; stigma persistent, 2-lobed. Fruit: irregularly dehiscent.
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Australia. Etymology: (Greek: Nymphaea-like, from resemblance of leaves to those of water lily) Note: Sometimes in Gentianaceae, but plants differ in their +- aquatic habitats, generally alternate, petioled leaves, and several other ways.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & William J. Stone
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Menyanthes trifoliata
Next taxon: Nymphoides peltata
Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & William J. Stone 2016. Nymphoides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8829, accessed on February 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 07, 2016.