Caldesia Parl.
  • Fl. Ital. 3: 598. 1860.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Caldesia Parl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000006001. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2020'

General Information

Herbs, aquatic, perennial, rhizomatous. Leaves all basal, aerial, floating, or submerged, ovate to elliptic; floating leaves deep green, large; aerial leaves subleathery, with erect petiole; submerged leaves usually smaller. Inflorescences paniculate or racemose, much branched; branches whorled, each whorl with 3-6 branches; bracts lanceolate. Flowers pedicellate, verticillate, bisexual. Petals usually larger than sepals. Stamens 6-12. Carpels few to numerous in a single whorl, free, each with 1 ovule. Fruitlets drupaceous, with woody endocarp and spongy exocarp, swollen or slightly compressed, with a short beak.

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    Morphology

    Peduncle longer than the leaves; inflorescence compound, pyramidal, consisting of whorls of 3 branches or 3 flowers subtended by 3 lanceolate bracts, and 2 or 3 smaller bracteoles

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    Flowers bisexual

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    Sepals 3, spreading or reflexed

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    Petals 3, white

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    Perennial or annual aquatic and marsh herbs

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    Leaves floating; leaf-blade broadly elliptic to broadly ovate; apex rounded to obtuse; base truncate to deeply cordate

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    Achenes swollen, smooth, ridged or warty; style persistent, ventral.

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    Carpels 2–9(–20), free, crowded on a small receptacle; style ventral; ovules solitary, basal

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    Stamens 6(–11); filaments filiform or flattened; anthers oblong

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     Information From

    Alismataceae
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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.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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