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Luronium natans
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Order: Alismatales
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Genus: Luronium
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Species: L. natans
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Binomial name
Luronium natans
(L.) Raf.
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Type Species
Elisma natans Buchen.

Luronium natans is a species of aquatic plant commonly known as the Floating Water-plantain.


Stems elongated, rising in the water or creeping and rooting at the nodes. Submerged leaves (if present) basal, linear; floating or aerial leaves elliptical to ovate. Flowers hermaphrodite, long-pedunculate in the axils of the floating or aerial leaves. Stamens 6. Carpels 6 - 15 in an irregular whorl, free, each with 1 ovule; styles apical. Fruitlets achenial, longitudinally many-ribbed, with a short apical beak. 2n=42.


Acid ponds or canals. Declining.

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