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Aquatic floating herbs. Stipules cleft to base. Leaves alternate, in floating rosettes; petiole spongy and inflated about the middle. Adventitious roots leaf-like, pinnatisect into many filiform segments. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, solitary from upper axils. Sepals, petals and stamens 4. Petals white. Ovary semi-inferior, 2-locular. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe bearing 2-4 horns.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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