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|Family: Hydrocharitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, submersed to emergent, rooted in mud. Stem: generally short, erect. Leaf: basal, petioled, alternate. Inflorescence: terminal; flowers 1, emergent; bract +- enclosing flower, ribbed or winged, persistent in fruit. Flower: bisexual, emergent, fragrant; sepals 3; petals 3; stamens 3, staminodes >= 6; ovary oblong, stigmas 6--9, linear, deeply 2-lobed to me. Fruit: 15--40 mm, oblong, irregularly dehiscent, generally ribbed. Seed: several.
Species In Genus: +- 21 species: tropics, warm temperate Eurasia. Etymology: (Malay: to stick to, from leaves)
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Najas marina
Next taxon: Ottelia alismoides
Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, C. Barre Hellquist & Robert R. Haynes 2016. Ottelia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9641, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.