Soleirolia Gaudich.
  • Voy. Uranie 504. 1830.
  • [For Captain Soleirol, collector in Corsica]

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Soleirolia Gaudich. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

General Information

Herbs , perennial, with nonstinging hairs. Stems 1-25-branched, repent, filiform, mat-forming. Leaves alternate; stipules absent. Leaf blades orbiculate to oblong, margins entire; cystoliths elongate, linear. Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered. Flowers unisexual, proximal flowers pistillate, the distal staminate; bracts subtending pistillate flowers developing 3 corky wings covered with fine, hooked hairs in fruit. Staminate flowers: tepals 4, distinct, equal; stamens4; pistillode obovate. Pistillate flowers: tepals 4, connate, lacking hooked hairs; staminodes absent; stigma filiform, deciduous. Achenes sessile, ovoid, apex acute, tightly enclosed by scarious perianth and surrounded by connivent, winged bracteoles. x =10.

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    Robbins, W.W. 1940. Alien plants growing without cultivation in California. Univ. Calif. Agric. Exp. Sta. Bull. 637: 1-128.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora of North America @
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    • 1
    • ]. 

    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    [For Captain Soleirol, collector in Corsica]

     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).