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Pakistan | Family List | Menyanthaceae

Menyanthes Linn., Sp.Pl. 1:145. 1753. Gen .Pl .ed .5 .186 .1754; Benth. & Hook. f.,Gen.Pl.2:819.1876; G.B.Clarke in Hook., F.Brit.Ind.4:130. 1885, Schiman-Czeika in Rech.,f.,Fl. Irar. 41:2.1967.

A paludal perennial herb with creeping or somewhat floating root stock. Leaves petiolate, alternate with ternate lamina. Inflorescence usually a raceme with large peduncles, scapes like. Flowers 5-merous, pedicellate with or without a bract. Sepals deeply 5-lobed, lobes oblong or lanceolate. Corolla campanulate, bell-shaped with densely ciliate lobes on the inner side, deciduous. Stamens inserted on the corolla tube with arrow shaped anthers. Style filiform with a bilobed stigma, ovary unilocular, disc hypogynous, fleshy. Capsule globose, unilocular, shortly 2-lobed, dehiscing from the apex. Seeds many smooth.

A monotypic genus widely distributed in the north temperate regions.

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