Stuckenia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herbs, often rhizomatous. Leaves submerged; basal sheath united to the leaf with the distal part forming a ligule, auricles absent; lamina linear; apex subulate to obtuse. Inflorescence a few- to many-flowered spike, submerged. Anthers 4; pollen ± spherical. Carpels 3–5; sessile. Fruit with inner hard tissue remaining.

About 8 species; 1 cosmopolitan species native to Australia and Victoria.    

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-08-04
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
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genus Stuckenia
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