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Hydrocharitaceae

  • Fritz H. Schweingruber
  • Andrea Kučerová
  • Lubomír Adamec
  • Jiří Doležal
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Abstract

Perennial submerged plant, thin, cylindrical, fragile, poorly branched stem, trinity of leaves in regular whorls, rooted in the sediment. Shoots 10–70 cm long, unbranched roots 5–30 cm long, adventitious roots at shoot bases, root hairs. Oblong leaves 5–16 mm long, leaf apices obtuse, leaves with two cell layers, dioecious plant: female solitery flowers float on the surface on peduncle (10–40 cm). Overwintering in apical dormant turions attached to the shoot.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fritz H. Schweingruber
    • 1
  • Andrea Kučerová
    • 2
  • Lubomír Adamec
    • 2
  • Jiří Doležal
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research – WSLBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Czech Academy of SciencesInstitute of BotanyTřeboňCzech Republic
  3. 3.Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Třeboň, Czech Republic; Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South Bohemiačeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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