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Limnocharitaceae Takhtajan ex Cronquist

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

Roots
Rhizomes, Stolons or runners, Sap clear

Stems
elongate, contracted, rounded, solid

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
terminal, scapose, cymes, umbels, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers
Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

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

Petals/Tepals
Petals 3, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow

Stamens
Stamens 3, Stamens numerous

Pistil
Carpels separate (apocarpous), Carpels partially united, Carpels 3, Carpels many, Ovary superior, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 1, Placentation laminar

Fruit
Fruit - follicle

Seeds
Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds U-shaped, Seeds - angulate


 

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