Aponogeton L. f.
  • Suppl. Pl. 32, 214. 1781[1782]. (Apr 1782)
  • [Greek, from aquatic habitat]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Aponogeton L. f. Published on the Internet; http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000002734. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2019'

General Information

Morphological characters and geographical distribution are the same as those of the family.

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    Herbs with milky sap. Leaves sheathing at base; axillary scales present. Inflorescences branched [unbranched], projected above water. Flowers bilaterally symmetric, sessile; stamens 6--18--[50]; filaments distinct; anthers 2-locular; pistils 2--6[--9], sessile. Fruits: beak terminal [lateral], curved or straight. Seeds: endosperm absent; seed coat single or double. x = 8.

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    Morphology

    Styles distinct.

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    Aquatics

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    Perianth-segments 1-3, white or coloured

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    Scapes simple or bifid, with unilateral flowers

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    Tuber globular to oval or more irregular in shape, usually grey to brown with very numerous roots from upper part Leaves usually with a long petiole and a distinct blade with a few parallel primary veins and numerous transverse secondary veins, but in some species, e.g. A. vallisnerioides, the leaf-blade is linear

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    Inflorescence with spirally or unilaterally arranged flowers in a loose or dense simple or bifid spike; spathe present, but usually very early caducous

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    Flowers with white, yellow, mauve or bluish-violet petal-like appendages (tepals), rarely with tepals lacking

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    Ovaries green, blue or lilac

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    Small to medium-sized perennial herbs growing in seasonally wet soil or submerged in temporary pools or similar habitats, rarely in permanent water; leaf-blades and flowers often floating on the surface of the water

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    Stamens with yellowish or brown anthers often early turning blackish; connnective sometimes protruding into a conical appendage; pollen-grains monosulcate, borne in monads

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    Follicles bottle-shaped with a distinct beak, containing 1–12 rounded to fusiform seeds, which are often prominendy longitudinally ribbed.

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Greek, from aquatic habitat]

      Bibliography

     Information From

    Aponogetonaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • D The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • E Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).