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Acoraceae Martinov

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

Roots: Rhizomes, Rhizomes aromatic, Sap clear

Stems: aerenchyma

Leaves: Leaves - simple, Leaves - alternate, Leaves - ensiform (sword-shaped), Leaves - unifacial, Leaves - 2-ranked (distichous), Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: lateral or axillary, bracteate, spikes, fleshy spadix, Flowers sessile

Flowers: Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Perianth reduced to bristles or scales, Flowers minute barely visible, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

Sepals/Tepals: Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals)

Petals/Tepals: Petals mostly separate, Petals greenish

Stamens: Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil: Carpels united, Carpels 2, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 3

Fruit: Fruit - berry

Seeds: Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid, Seeds - angulate


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