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|Family: Hydrocharitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb, floating in dense mats, rooted in mud when stranded; monoecious. Stem: stolons floating or suspended in water. Leaf: basal, emergent or floating, petioled; floating with swollen spongy cells abaxially. Inflorescence: cyme, peduncle 0 or short. Flower: unisexual, emergent, pedicelled; petals green-white to yellow. Staminate Flower: filaments fused at least 1/2, anthers elongate. Pistillate Flower: ovary chambers 1, styles 3--9, 2-lobed +- to base. Fruit: fleshy berry, ellipsoid to spheric, smooth to ridged, dehiscing irregularly. Seed: ellipsoid, spiny.
Species In Genus: 2 species: America. Etymology: (Greek: living in pools)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hydrilla verticillata
Next taxon: Limnobium spongia
Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes 2016. Limnobium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9640, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.