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Genus Elatine Family Elatinaceae

Description: Small herbs, either creeping on mud or aquatic.

Leaves opposite or whorled.

Flowers usually solitary, minute. Sepals mostly 3 or 4, membranous. Petals 3 or 4.

Capsule membranous.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 10 species, cosmopolitan. Australia: 1 species (endemic).

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

One species in NSW: Elatine gratioloides

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