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6. Limnocharis Bonpland in Humboldt & Bonpland, Pl. Aequin. 1: 116. 1807.

黄花蔺属 huang hua lin shu

Herbs, aquatic, with aerial leaves. Leaves petiolate, ovate to orbicular. Scapes erect; umbels terminal; bracts forming an involucre. Pedicels thick. Sepals persistent, green. Petals yellowish, thin. Stamens numerous, with sterile staminodes in outermost whorl; filaments flattened. Carpels numerous, free, crowded into a head, laterally compressed; stigmas sessile. Seeds numerous, strongly curved; embryo horseshoe-shaped.

One species: tropical and subtropical regions from S North to South America, naturalized throughout S and SE Asia.

Lower Taxon


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