Butomus L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 372. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Flowering-rush [Greek butomos / butomon, marsh plant; from Greek bous, cow, and temno, to cut; referring to sharp leaves, known or believed to cut mouths of cattle]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Butomus L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000005835. Accessed on: 10 Dec 2019'

General Information

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

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    Plants in fresh water to 2 m deep. Leaves emersed, submersed, or floating; blade triangular proximally, flattened distally. Inflorescences overtopping leaves; scape trianglular; bracts 3, subtending umbel. Flowers: tepals light pink-purple with darker purple veins; stamens in 2 cycles, outer cycle of 3 pairs opposite outer tepals, inner cycle of 3 opposite inner tepals; anthers ovoid; pistils pink. Fruits leathery, beaked.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    "Sep and pet persistent, the sep nearly as long as the pet but more greenish; stamens 9, the outer cycle of 3 pairs of obliquely antesepalous members, the inner of 3 directly antepetalous members, so that all spread at equal angles from the receptacle."

  • Provided by: [D].New York Botanical Garden
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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Flowering-rush [Greek butomos / butomon, marsh plant; from Greek bous, cow, and temno, to cut; referring to sharp leaves, known or believed to cut mouths of cattle]

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    Butomaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    '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.
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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    '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.
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    New York Botanical Garden
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