Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Nymphaeales

Cabombaceae - Water-shield family

Wild, H. (1960) Cabombaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Aquatic herbs with perennial rhizomes. Stipules 0. Stems coated with mucilage. Leaves alternate, floating and peltate, sometimes also with submerged, dissected leaves. Flowers axillary, solitary, actinomorphic. Sepals 3. Petals 3, hypogynous. Stamens 3-18. Carpels 6-18 (in ours), free. Ovary with 1-3 ovules. Fruiting carpels indehiscent.

Comment: Differs from Nymphaeaceae in the free carpels.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 6 species in tropical and warm temperate regions.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Brasenia Schreb.Description

Other sources of information about Cabombaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cabombaceae
Flora of Zambia: Cabombaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cabombaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Cabombaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=41, retrieved 7 October 2015

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