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Genus Cabomba Family Cabombaceae

Description: Submerged attached perennials. Submerged leaves opposite or whorled, dissected, sessile or shortly petiolate. Floating leaves few or absent early, lamina rhombic to elliptic, entire, peltate.

Flowers floating, solitary, axillary. Perianth segments 6, free, in 2 whorls. Stamens 3–6. Carpels commonly 2–4.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 7 species, America. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Cabomba caroliniana

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