Nelumbonaceae


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Nelumbonaceae

[nə‚ləm·bə′nās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of flowering aquatic herbs in the order Nymphaeales characterized by having roots, perfect flowers, alternate leaves, and triaperturate pollen.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nelumbonaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants similar in appearance to plants of the family Nymphaeaceae, with which it is sometimes combined. The Nelumbonaceae differ from the Nymphaeaceae in the structure of the gynoecium, the seeds, and the chromosomes. The plants are characterized by the combination of dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous features. One monocotyledonous feature is the diffuse arrangement of the conducting bundles in the rhizome. The family has one genus, Nelumbo.

REFERENCE

Takhtadzhian, A. L. Sistema i filogeniia tsvetkovykh rastenii. MoscowLeningrad, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Musaceae [21], Myrsinaceae [103], Nelumbonaceae [184, 198,
Lecythidaceae [144], Magnoliaceae [264], Nelumbonaceae
Malvaceae [41], Moraceae [82], Musaceae [21], Nelumbonaceae
Malvaceae [41], Nelumbonaceae [184, 198, 199], Orchidaceae
Lecythidaceae [144], Nelumbonaceae [178, 184, 198, 199],
[142], Meliaceae [250], Moraceae [82, 83], Nelumbonaceae
Nelumbonaceae [178, 184, 198, 199], Nyctaginaceae [151],
83], Musaceae [21], Nelumbonaceae [184], Nyctaginaceae
Magnoliaceae [240], Moraceae [83], Nelumbonaceae [184],
[142], Moraceae [82, 83], Myrsinaceae [103], Nelumbonaceae
Lecythidaceae [144], Nelumbonaceae [184], Passifloraceae
1861 (Nelumbioideae).--Type: Nelumbo Adans.; Nelumbonaceae Bercht.