Cabomba

Aublet

Hist. Pl. Guiane, 321. 1775.

Common names: Fanwort
Etymology: probably an aboriginal name
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Herbs, young vegetative parts often with rust-colored pubescence, barely mucilaginous. Leaves submersed and floating; petiole short to long. Submersed leaves: blade in 3-7 dichotomously [trichotomously] branched, linear segments. Floating leaves: blade terminal, linear-elliptic [broadly elliptic], margins entire or notched at base, appearing only during flowering, inconspicuous [more evident in C. aquatica, a tropical species]. Flowers: sepals 3, petaloid, obovate; petals 3, oval, with proximal, yellow, nectar-bearing auricles, base clawed; stamens 3-6, opposite petals; pistils [1-] 2-4, simple, 1-locular; ovules [1-] 3 [-5]; stigma capitate. Fruits elongate-pyriform, tapered to apex. Seeds ovoid [somewhat globose], tuberculate. x = 13.

Distribution

Mostly tropical regions, Western Hemisphere

Discussion

Species 5 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

"shortened" is not a number.

... more about "Cabomba"
nectar-bearing +
John. H. Wiersema +
Aublet +
Fanwort +
Mostly tropical regions +  and Western Hemisphere +
probably an aboriginal name +
protogynous +  and bisexual +
folliclelike +  and achenelike +
indehiscent +
tapered +  and elongate-pyriform +
short-petioled +
alternate +  and opposite +
inconspicuous +
notched +  and entire +
mucilaginous +
swollen +  and club--shaped +
Hist. Pl. Guiane, +
adventitious +
tuberculate +
nearly +  and distinct +
obovate +
linear-decurrent +  and capitate +
Cabomba +
Cabombaceae +