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See list of 7 genera in this family
  • 1a. Plants annual, aquatic or amphibious; flowers solitary in the axils of the leaves; perianth 3- or 4-merous; stamens 3 or 4 per flower (i.e., as many as the petals); leaves connate around the stem
  • 1b. Plants perennial, terrestrial; flowers usually borne in cymes; perianth 4- to 16-merous; stamens usually 8–32 per flower (i.e., twice as many as the petals); leaves not connate around the stem

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