1. Family: Elatinaceae Dumort.
    1. Elatine L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

    [FZ]

    Elatinaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Small glabrous herbs, aquatic or found in damp situations.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or more rarely verticillate; stipules present.
    Flowers
    Flowers minute, solitary in the leaf axils.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2–4 shortly connate at the base, obtuse.
    Corolla
    Petals 2–4, free, white or pink.
    Stamens
    Stamens as many as the petals or twice the number.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, 3–4-locular; styles minute, 3–4, spreading.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose; somewhat depressed at the apex, wall membranous; seeds numerous, straight or curved; testa with a scalariform reticulation.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Falkland Is., Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Iowa, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Maine, Mali, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Niger, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Oregon, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Senegal, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sumatera, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

    Extinct in:

    Egypt

    Introduced into:

    Botswana, Namibia

    Recorded in error in:

    Yukon

    Elatine L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [2998], Cameroon K000106292
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 7454] K001127355

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 367 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —Niedenzu in Engl. Pflanzenfam. 21: 274 (1925).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 172 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 367 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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