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Published In: List of British Seed-Plants and Ferns 20. 1907. (List Brit. Seed.-Pl. Ferns) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Described from West Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: W. and C. Europe, Iran, Russia, Western Himalaya to China and Japan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Common in the ponds and ditches of Kashmir, and seems to be rare or under-collected in our area.
Map Location: B-8 Kashmir: Srinagar, 5200 R.R.& I.D.Stewart 18057 (RAW).


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Perennial with a long creeping rootstock. Stem long, floating, rooting at the nodes. Leaves floating, lamina more or less rounded or rarely orbicular with a cordate base, 2.5-5 (-11) cm x 2-6 cm with dense conspicuous dark glands on the under surface with margin entire or wavy, petiole (2-) 3-7 (-10) cm long. Flowers in an axillary fasciculate umbel, pedicels 5-7 cm long. Calyx 7-10 mm long, c.4 mm broad, obtusish, Corolla 18-25 mm long, bright yellow, united almost one third with obovate emarginate lobes, finely and sparingly fringed. Anthers more or less enlarged in their lower part, 3-4 mm long, filaments bearded with 5 oblong, oval, ciliate appendages at the top. Stigma bilobed, style 4-5 mm long, ovary shorter than the style. Capsule ovoid, 18.25 mm long, acute; seeds ellipsoid, 4-6 mm x c.3 mm, winged.
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