Cabombaceae


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Cabombaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants, closely related to the family Nymphaeaceae, with which it is frequently classified. They are perennial aquatic rhizomatous herbs with three sepals and petals and usually three to six or 12 to 18 stamens, although sometimes more, as in Brasenia. The family comprises two genera, Cabomba and Brasenia, the latter represented by one species growing in the tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions of Asia (in the USSR, in the Far East) and North and South America, as well as in eastern Australia and tropical Africa.

REFERENCE

Takhtadzhian, A. L. Sistema i filogeniia tsvetkovykh rastenii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
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Cabombaceae species are typical in eutrophic environments, because submerged angiosperms are more tolerant to high concentrations of nutrients when compared to carophytes (Blindow, Hargeby, & Hilt, 2014).
Vacant space allows submerged species, belonging to the family Cabombaceae, to act as opportunists, taking advantage of the space and availability of sunlight in the sediment.
Pollen and anther ontogeny in Cabomba caroliniana (Cabombaceae, Nymphaeales).
Pollen ontogeny in Brasenia (Cabombaceae, Nymphaeales).
Carpels in Brasenia (Cabombaceae) are completely-ascidiate despite a long stigmatic crest.
Carpels in Brasenia (Cabombaceae) are completely ascidiate despite a long stigmatic crest.
For example, 72 plant families have no national endemics in Peru (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993): As a generalization, these are also all relatively small families (<10 species), are often families of aquatic pl ants, known for wide distributions (Leon & Young, 1996a; e.g., Alismataceae, Cabombaceae, Ceratophyllaceae, Rhizophoraceae, Typhaceae), or are families with species that probably recently colonized from elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere (Coriariaceae, Winteraceae) or from the Northern Hemisphere (Betulaceae, Cornaceae), with no or limited divergence since their arrival.