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Published In: Auctarium ad Synopsim Methodicam Stirpium Horti Reg. Taurinensis 3. 1773. (Auct. Syn.) Name publication detail

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Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-September.
Type: Type: Italia, Micheli, Nov. Pl. Gen. tab. 8. Fig. 3. 1729 (vide Dandy l.c. 1971).
Distribution: Distribution: Europe to Asia through Africa, America (wide spread).
Illustration: Najas minor All. (Illustration)
Map Location: F-5 Nawabshah: Near Moro on way to Sukkur, Saood Omer & Rizwan Yusuf 1957 (KUH); Rohri: Near station, on National Highway, in a ditch, Saood Omer & Rizwan Yusuf 1963 (KUH); G-4 Jam branch: 4 miles from Gharo on way to Ghulamullah, in water channel, common, 7.7.1967, Khadija Aziz s.n. (KUH); Haleji lake: abundant near bank, 9.8.1967, Khadija Aziz s.n. (KUH); Karachi University: Botany Department, Rizwan Yusuf & Abrar Hussain 100 (KUH).


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Monoecious, dark green; stem lip to 25-30 cm long and up to 1 mm broad, profusely branched particularly in upper part, intemodes without spines. Leaves linear, 15-40 x 0.7-1.5 mm, serrulate to spinose-dentate with 7-25 teeth on each side, apex acute with 1-2 teeth, sometimes with some spines on the back of the midrib. Sheath 1.5-3 mm long as well as broad, short rounded-truncate or spinulose, with 5-8 teeth on each side. Male flowers: solitary, enclosed in a spathe, neck conical or cylindrical, anther 1-thecous. Female flower without spathe, often 2-3 together, style with 2-stigmas. Seeds slightly recurved at apex; areoles broader than long and arranged ladder like.
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