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Vascular Plants of California
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Habit: [Annual] perennial herb from slender, creeping rhizome, glabrous, aquatic, submersed; monoecious. Stem: thread-like, weak. Leaf: alternate to +- whorled, linear; stipules fused to blade or free, sheath-like. Inflorescence: axillary, generally +- cyme, sessile, bract 1, cup-like; staminate flowers below pistillate. Flower: unisexual [bisexual]. Staminate Flower: perianth parts 0 (or 3, minute, scale-like); stamens 1 (or possibly 2--3 but then united, appearing as 1). Pistillate Flower: perianth parts 0; pistils (1)4--5(9), ovaries superior, 1-chambered, 1-ovuled, 1-styled. Fruit: achene-like drupe.
Genera In Family: 4 genera, 10--12 species: +- worldwide.
Jepson eFlora Author: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes & C. Barre Hellquist
Reference: Haynes & Hellquist 2000 FNANM 22:84--85
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes & C. Barre Hellquist 2012, Zannichelliaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, /eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=286, accessed on August 06, 2020.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2020, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on August 06, 2020.