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Mayacaceae Kunth

Habit: Aquatics growing in or on water, Aquatic submerged, Aquatic emergent, Aquatic fresh water, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Sap clear

Leaves: Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - alternate, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire, Leaves with bidentate apex

Inflorescence: lateral or axillary, bracteate, flowers solitary, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers: Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic

Sepals/Tepals: Sepals distinguishable from petals, Sepals green, Sepals separate

Petals/Tepals: Petals 3, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals blue to purple

Stamens: Stamens 3

Pistil: Carpels united, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 1, Placentation parietal, Perigynium sac around ovary

Fruit: Fruit - capsule

Seeds: Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - surface rough or ribbed, Seeds - round or ellipsoid


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