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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1061. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/25/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/16/2015)
Area distribution:

Fifteen species, almost cosmopolitan, mainly in wet habitats.


Toxic, (containing alkaloids and thiaminase).


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Aerial stems jointed, mostly whorled, of two kinds : sterile and fertile (bearing spikes). Spikes ovoid or oblong-cylindrical; sheaths below spike 1 or more. Sporangiophores in close whorls, each with (4-) 5-7 (-l0) sporangia hanging in a circle from its lower surface.

     Fifteen species, almost cosmopolitan, mainly in wet habitats; toxic (containing alkaloids and thiaminase).



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