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Genus :

Aponogeton L.

Family :

APONOGETONACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Perennial, scapigerous, aquatic herbs, rootstocks tuberous or stoloniferous, covered with numerous root fibres. Leaves floating or submerged, oblong, membranous. Inflorescence of spikes, flowers bisexual on long scapes, young spike enclosed in conical sheath, deciduous. Perianth pink, white or pale blue, 1-3, segments equal or unequal or obsolete. Stamens 6 or more, filaments subulate, unequal,  persistent, anthers didynamous. Carpels 3-6, each with 2 or more ovules. Fruit of 3 or more follicles. Seeds erect, testa thick or thin, embryo straight.