Saururus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Rhizomatous herbs; stems longitudinally ridged. Leaves cauline; petiolate. Inflorescence terminal or leaf-opposed, raceme or a lax spike. Flowers minute, white; stamens (3–)6(–8), longer than styles; ovary 3–4-locular, carpels distinct above, fused at base; ovules 2–4 per carpel. Fruit a schizocarp; mericarp dry, indehiscent; seeds 1 per carpel.

2 species from North America and Asia; 1 species sparingly established in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-01-27
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-03-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Magnolianae
order Piperales
family Saururaceae
Higher taxa
genus Saururus
Subordinate taxa