Syringodium Kütz.

Description of the genus

Submerse aquatic herbs; rhizome creeping, monopodial, with many vascular bundles; each node with 1 or more unbranched or slightly branched roots and a short erect stem bearing 2– 3 leaves; scales scarious, ovate, acute. Leaf with broad sheath persisting longer than blade, scars open; blade subulate with single central and several pericentral vascular bundles and 6– 8 air channels. Inflorescence cymose; flower enclosed by reduced leaf with inflated sheath. Staminate flower stalked. Pistillate flower sessile. Fruit quadrangular in cross-section, with inconspicuous dorsal ridge; pericarp stony.

Worldwide: 2 species, one in the Caribbean and one in the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
isoetifolium (Asch.) DandyN,GI,M

Other sources of information about Syringodium:

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Syringodium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Syringodium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Syringodium
Wikipedia: Syringodium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syringodium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Syringodium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Syringodium., retrieved 17 May 2022

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