Image Number: 0002102

Morphology of waterhyacinth plants: A. The "attenuated-petiole" rosette form produced in crowded conditions; B. An expanding axillary bud; C. A developing ramet; and D. The "bulbous-petiole" rosette form produced in open conditions. Abbreviations: ar - adventitious root; bb - bud bract; in - inflorescence; is - leaf isthmus; la - leaf blade; pl - primary leaf; pd - peduncle of flower spike; pt - leaf petiole; rh - rhizome; sp - spathe; st - stolon.
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Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Pontederiaceae
Genus: Eichhornia
Subject: Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Monday, December 17, 2012