Heteranthera

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Heteranthera
Heteranthera limosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Monocots
(unranked):Commelinids
Order:Commelinales
Family:Pontederiaceae
Genus:Heteranthera
Ruiz & Pav.
Species

About 12, see text

Synonyms[1]

Eurystemon Alexander

 
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Heteranthera
Heteranthera limosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Monocots
(unranked):Commelinids
Order:Commelinales
Family:Pontederiaceae
Genus:Heteranthera
Ruiz & Pav.
Species

About 12, see text

Synonyms[1]

Eurystemon Alexander

Heteranthera is a genus of aquatic plants in the water hyacinth family, Pontederiaceae, known generally as mud plantains. Species of this genus are native to tropical and subtropical America and Africa. They live in the water or in wet soils. They produce leaves on long petioles and some are cultivated for their attractive flowers. Leaves are of two types - linear and submerged or orbicular and floating. Some species have cleistogamic flowers.

Selected species

References

  1. ^ "Heteranthera Ruiz & Pav.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?5608. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Species Records of Heteranthera". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?5608. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  3. ^ "Heteranthera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=42615. Retrieved 9 July 2010.

External links

Media related to Heteranthera at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Heteranthera at Wikispecies