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Record: oai:ARNO:532528

AuthorC.G.G.J. van Steenis
TitleHydrocaryaceae
JournalFlora Malesiana - Series 1, Spermatophyta
Volume4
Year1948
Issue1
Pages43-44
ISSN0374-7778
AbstractFloating aquatic herbs with dimorphic leaves, submerged ones opposite pinnatifid rootlike, apical ones in a rosette, rhomboid, dentate, with spongy often inflated petiole, arranged in leaf-mosaic; stipules 4-8, minute. Flowers bisexual, small, solitary, axillary, short-pedicelled, 4-merous, white or lilac. Petals imbricate. Disk present. Ovary half-inferior with 1 style and 2-4 persistent sepals turning often to thorns or horns. Fruit mostly 1-celled, 1-seeded, shell bone-hard; thorns after withering often set with barbs at the apex. Seed often producing 2-5 free germ-stalks.
Distr. Several species in the Old World, but not known from Australia.
Document typearticle
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