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Myriophyllum latifolium F.Muell.
Family Haloragaceae
Myriophyllum latifolium F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Perennial aquatic herb; stems 3–3.5 mm diam., rooting at the nodes.

Emergent leaves in whorls of usually 2 or 3, mostly lanceolate or rarely ± elliptic, shortly toothed in the upper half, 15–45 mm long, usually 3–5 mm wide.

Plants usually dioecious; male flowers solitary, female flowers in groups of 1–3. Male flowers sessile; sepals lanceolate; petals c. 3.5 mm long, cream. Female flowers sessile; sepals minute, triangular; petals absent; stigmas white.

Fruit unknown.


Distribution and occurrence: in still water more than 30 c. deep.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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