Cabomba piauhiensis Gardner
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cabomba piauhiensis Gardner. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000705926. Accessed on: 03 Aug 2020'

General Information

Slender, caulescent, rhizomatous aquatics, the stem villosulous with moniliform hairs, the rufous roots arising adventitiously from the lower nodes. Submerged leaves opposite or rarely ternate, the dissected blades flabellate in outline, 3-7 cm. long, 3-8 cm. broad, with 5-9 freely dichotomizing and trichotomizing divisions, the ultimate segments linear, 0.1-0.3 mm. broad, with weak subparallel venation, the petioles 1-3 cm. long; floating leaves, when present, narrowly to broadly elliptic. Flowers pink, purplish or white, tending toward yellow in the center, solitary on long axillary pedicels; sepals 3, oblong to obovate, obtuse, glabrous, exauriculate and exunguiculate, almost nerveless, 3-8 mm. long, 1-3 mm. broad, scarcely if at all connate; petals 3, narrowly to broadly oblong, obtuse or rounded, unguiculate, laterally auriculate, 3-8 mm. long; stamens 3-6, 2-5 mm. long, the oblong anthers extrorse; carpels (1-)2-3, 2-5 mm. long, separate, arcuate, glabrous to strigillose, mostly 3-ovulate, the style curved to the truncate or capitate stigma. Fruiting carpels banana-shaped, divergent, 1-3-seeded, the seeds ovoid, papillose, 1.5-2.0 mm. long, 1.0-1.5 mm. broad.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Distribution

    Central America and the West Indies south to northern Brazil and Bolivia mostly at low altitudes.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
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     Information From

    Cabombaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden