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Brasenia Schreber. Water-shield.

A monotypic genus, an aquatic herb, widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions of the Old and New World.

ID notes: The elliptic, peltate, floating leaves and mucilaginous petioles make Brasenia unmistakable.

Ref: Wiersema (1997c) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Williamson & Schneider In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Show full citations.

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