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|Family: Pontederiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb [annual], generally free-floating. Stem: stout, erect, often connected by stolons. Leaf: +- in basal rosette; blade generally ovate, round or cordate; petiole inflated or not, generally > blade. Inflorescence: spike [panicle, 1-flowered]. Flower: +- bilateral; perianth funnel-shaped, lobes 6; stamens 6, unequal in length; ovary 3-chambered.
Species In Genus: +- 7 species: native to America tropics, perhaps Am subtropics, Africa; some widely naturalized. Etymology: (J.A.F. Eichhorn, Germany, 1779--1856)
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles N. Horn & Elizabeth McClintock
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Previous taxon: Pontederiaceae
Next taxon: Eichhornia crassipes
Citation for this treatment: Charles N. Horn & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Eichhornia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9827, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.