Aponogeton L. f.
  • Suppl. Pl. 32, 214. 1781[1782]. (Apr 1782)
  • [Greek, from aquatic habitat]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Aponogeton L. f. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000002734. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

General Information

Morphological characters and geographical distribution are the same as those of the family.

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    Herbs with milky sap. Leaves sheathing at base; axillary scales present. Inflorescences branched [unbranched], projected above water. Flowers bilaterally symmetric, sessile; stamens 6--18--[50]; filaments distinct; anthers 2-locular; pistils 2--6[--9], sessile. Fruits: beak terminal [lateral], curved or straight. Seeds: endosperm absent; seed coat single or double. x = 8.

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    Morphology

    Styles distinct.

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    Aquatics

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    Perianth-segments 1-3, white or coloured

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    Scapes simple or bifid, with unilateral flowers

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    Flowers with white, yellow, mauve or bluish-violet petal-like appendages (tepals), rarely with tepals lacking

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    Small to medium-sized perennial herbs growing in seasonally wet soil or submerged in temporary pools or similar habitats, rarely in permanent water; leaf-blades and flowers often floating on the surface of the water

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    Ovaries green, blue or lilac

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    Stamens with yellowish or brown anthers often early turning blackish; connnective sometimes protruding into a conical appendage; pollen-grains monosulcate, borne in monads

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    Follicles bottle-shaped with a distinct beak, containing 1–12 rounded to fusiform seeds, which are often prominendy longitudinally ribbed.

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    Tuber globular to oval or more irregular in shape, usually grey to brown with very numerous roots from upper part Leaves usually with a long petiole and a distinct blade with a few parallel primary veins and numerous transverse secondary veins, but in some species, e.g. A. vallisnerioides, the leaf-blade is linear

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    Inflorescence with spirally or unilaterally arranged flowers in a loose or dense simple or bifid spike; spathe present, but usually very early caducous

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    Caractères identiques à ceux de la famille.\n\t\t\t\tGenre comprenant 40 espèces. Pour la Flore : 7 espèces; une huitième (A. violaceus K. Lye) existe en Zambie, à proximité de la dition, et pourrait être découverte dans celle-ci; elle est reprise dans la clé.\n\t\t\t\tLa souche tubéreuse amylifère de la plupart des espèces est comestible et semble être, dans certaines contrées, une source importante de nourriture en période de famine. Les feuilles et les inflorescences peuvent se manger comme légume. Les aquariophiles cultivent de nombreuses espèces.

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Greek, from aquatic habitat]

      Bibliography

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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • F Flora of North America Association
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