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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 145. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A monotypic genus widely distributed in the north temperate regions.


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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.
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