Myriophyllum pedunculatum Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, aquatic or fully emergent; stems up to 1 mm diam., prostrate with erect laterals.
Leaves all opposite, linear to trifid with segments terete, mostly 4–20 mm long, margins entire or with 1 or 2 lobes.
Plants monoecious; male and female flowers on the same shoot, or different shoots, solitary in the axils. Male flowers initially sessile with the pedicel elongating to 1–4.5 mm long; sepals linear to ovate; petals 1.5–2.5 mm long, red to yellow. Female flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate; sepals small, filiform to triangular; petals absent; stigmas usually red.
Mericarps ovoid to obpyriform, 1–1.5 mm long, reddish purple to black, smooth or warty.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Stems robust; leaves closely spaced, linear to terete, 4–11 mm long, somewhat fleshy, entire||subsp. pedunculatum|
|Stems weak; leaves distant, filiform, mostly 15–22 mm long, often with 1 or 2 slender lobes||subsp. longibracteolatum|
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