Limnophyton Miq.
  • Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 242. 1856.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Limnophyton Miq. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000021790. Accessed on: 29 Mar 2020'

Morphology

A genus which is regarded by some authors as being monospecific

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    Carpels 10–30, free, ovoid; style ventral; ovules solitary, basal; abortive carpels in the ♂ flowers 0

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    However, the differences between the two species described here are constant, and too diverse to be variations of the same species

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    Achenes crowded on the small receptacle, swollen, with lateral air-chambers, ridged

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    A third species, L. fluitans Graebn., with linear-lanceolate leaves and small (3 × 2 mm.) achenes which are sharply ridged and shiny when dried, has been found in the French Cameroons and S. Nigeria

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    Petals 3, larger than the sepals, white

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    Stamens 6; filaments broadened at the base

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    Peduncle longer than the leaves; inflorescence of 4–7 whorls of flowers, the lowest sometimes with 2–3 branches; upper whorls of ♂ flowers, lower of hermaphrodite and ♂ flowers; bracts 3, membranous, glabrous or pubescent; bracteoles 3 or more, glabrous or pubescent, smaller than the bracts

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    Sepals 3, spreading

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    Leaves erect; leaf-blade with obtuse to rounded apex; base sagittate or cuneate; blade and petiole glabrous, scabrid or pubescent

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    This appears to be very rare, and has not so far been discovered in our area.

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    Perennial aquatic and marsh herbs

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      Bibliography

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    Alismataceae
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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