Cabombaceae

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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