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Aquatic herbs with perennial rhizomes. Stipules 0. Stems coated with mucilage. Leaves alternate, floating and peltate, sometimes also with submerged, dissected leaves. Flowers axillary, solitary, actinomorphic. Sepals 3. Petals 3, hypogynous. Stamens 3-18. Carpels 6-18 (in ours), free. Ovary with 1-3 ovules. Fruiting carpels indehiscent. 
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:59Public Records:52
Specimens with Sequences:53Public Species:4
Specimens with Barcodes:53Public BINs:0
Species:4         
Species With Barcodes:4         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Cabombaceae

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Cabombaceae

Cabombaceae is a family of aquatic, herbaceous flowering plants.[3] The family is recognised as distinct in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system (2009). The family consists of two genera of aquatic plants, Brasenia and Cabomba, totalling half-a-dozen species.[4] The APG system of 1998 included this family in the water lily family Nymphaeaceae, as did the APG II system, of 2003 (optionally). The family is part of the order Nymphaeales, which is one of the most basal flowering plant lineages.

Members of the Cabombaceae are all aquatic, living in still or slow moving waters of temperate and tropical North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Although found on all continents, the plants tend to go in relatively restricted ranges.[5]

The family has an extensive fossil record from the Cretaceous with plants that exhibit affinities to either Cabombaceae or Nymphaceae occurring in the Early Cretaceous.[5] One such likely Cretaceous member is the genus Pluricarpellatia, found in rocks 115 million years old in what is now Brazil.[2]

The APG system of 1998 included this family in the water lily family Nymphaeaceae, as did the APG II system, of 2003 (optionally). The family is part of the order Nymphaeales, which is one of the most basal flowering plant lineages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, retrieved 2010-12-10 
  2. ^ a b Stevens, Peter F.. "Cabombaceae". APWeb. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ Watson, L.; Dallwitz, M. J. "The families of flowering plants, Cabombaceae". Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  4. ^ Brgaard, Marian. "The genus Cabomba (Cabombaceae) - a taxonomic study". Nordic Journal of Botany 11 (2). 
  5. ^ a b Friis, Else Marie; Crane, Peter R.; Pederses, Kaj Raunsgaard (2011). Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution. Cambridge University Press. 9781139123921,. 
  • Simpson, M.G. Plant Systematics. Elsevier Academic Press. 2006.
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