Flora of China
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   5. Butomopsis  Kunth Enum. Pl. 3: 164. 1841.
拟花蔺属   ni hua lin shu

Tenagocharis Hochstetter.


Herbs, annual, of marshes, with milky juice. Leaves petiolate, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate. Scapes erect; umbels terminal; bracts forming an involucre. Pedicels slender. Sepals persistent, green, margin membranous. Petals white. Stamens usually 8 or 9, free. Carpels 6-9, 1-whorled. Follicles with a short beak. Seeds strongly curved; embryo horseshoe-shaped.

One species: tropical regions of N Africa and Asia, N Australia.

   Lower Taxon
  • Butomopsis latifolia  (D. Don) Kunth  拟花蔺