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Eichhornia Knuth, En. 4:129. 1843. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 2:1104.1919; Kashyap, Lahore Dist. Fl. 247.1936; Backer and Heemstede in van Steenis, Fl. Males. ser. 1, vol. 4,3:259.1951; Mitra, Fl. Pl. E. Ind. 1:25.1958.

  • Eichornia auct.

    Aquatic herbs, free floating or rooting, with stolons. Stem short. Leaves rosulate or alternate, petiolate. Inflorescence terminal, panicle or spike. Perianth gamophyllous, 6-partite. Stamens unequal, usually 3 longer, hairy or not, anthers equal. Ovary 3-locular; style filiform. Capsule ovoid to linear.

    7 species distributed in tropical America, one of them in tropical Asia. Represented in Pakistan by a single species.

    Lower Taxon

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