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Aponogetonaceae J. Agardh

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

Roots
Rhizomes, Tubers, Sap clear

Stems
elongate, contracted, aerenchyma

Leaves
Leaves - petiolate, Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - blade broad, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence
lateral or axillary, scapose, spikes, subtended by large spathe (leaf-like bract), Flowers sessile

Flowers
Flowers unisexual, Plants dioecious, Plants monoecious, Perianth present, Perianth absent, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic

Sepals/Tepals
Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals)

Petals/Tepals
Petals 6, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow, Petals greenish, Petals blue to purple

Stamens
Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil
Carpels separate (apocarpous), Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma lateral, Locules 1, Placentation basal (or apical)

Fruit
Fruit - follicle

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


 

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