Linnaeus f.

Supplementum Plantarum 32.; 214. 1782.

Etymology: Greek, from aquatic habitat
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
FNA22 P9 Aponogeton Scheuchzeria Lilaea pg 40.jpegScheuchzeria palustris
Aponogeton distachyos
Lilaea scilloides
John Myers
John Myers
John Myers

Herbs with milky sap. Leaves sheathing at base; axillary scales present. Inflorescences branched [unbranched], projected above water. Flowers bilaterally symmetric, sessile; stamens 6–18– [50]; filaments distinct; anthers 2-locular; pistils 2–6 [–9], sessile. Fruits: beak terminal [lateral], curved or straight. Seeds: endosperm absent; seed-coat single or double. x = 8.


North America, native, Africa, tropical regions, Eastern Hemisphere


Species 47 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


"not elongating" is not a number.

... more about "Aponogeton"
C. Barre Hellquist +  and Robert R. Haynes +
Linnaeus f. +
straight +  and curved +
ovate;narrowly lanceolate +
North America +, native +, Africa +, tropical regions +  and Eastern Hemisphere +
Greek, from aquatic habitat +
basal-marginal +
not spiraling +
ellipsoid +
Supplementum Plantarum +
not auriculate +
not persisting +
not epitepalous +
Aponogeton +
Aponogetonaceae +
caulescent +  and rhizomatous +