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Record: oai:ARNO:532651

AuthorC.G.G.J. van Steenis
TitleCeratophyllaceae
JournalFlora Malesiana - Series 1, Spermatophyta
Volume4
Year1948
Issue1
Pages41-42
ISSN0374-7778
AbstractSubmerged, rootless, monoecious freshwater plants. Leaves verticillate, 2-4 times forked, segments linear dentate. Flowers actinomorphic, solitary, axillary, unisexual. Perianth valvate, segments 9-12, persistent, narrow. ♂: stamens 8-24; anthers nearly sessile rather broad, connective pointed, the 2 cells mostly crowned by a minute bristle; ovary rudiment absent. ♀: ovary superior, sessile, 1-celled with 1 ovule; style persistent, subulate, sulcate towards the apex; stamen rudiments absent. Fruit oblong, compressed, warty, not dehiscent, near the base with 2 straight or curved soft spines, or unarmed.
Distr. Ca 2 spp., both ubiquitous.
Document typearticle
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