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Hydrocotyle Linn., Sp. Pl. 234. 1753. Gen. P1. ed. 5. 109. 1754; A. Rich., Monogr. 1820; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 667. 1879; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1:8. 1958.

Perennial, prostrate. Leaves simple, stipulate, reniform to peltate; margin crenate. Umbels simple. Involucral bracts inconspicuous. Calyx teeth obsolete. Fruit laterally compressed, ellipsoid to orbicular; ridges thin; vittae lacking. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.

The genus has about loo species growing in wet and damp places in the tropics and the temperate zones.

1 Leaves 2-5 cm in diameter; lobes triangular; petioles pubescent. Umbels 10-30 flowered.   Hydrocotyle javanica
+ Leaves 0.5-2 cm in diameter; lobes rounded; petioles almost glabrous. Umbels 3-10 flowered.   Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

Lower Taxa

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