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Nº 43. Saturday, March 5, 2011

Alismataceae

n Bot. Family of aquatic monocotyledonous plants that have starchy rhizome and dry fruits.

Type genus: Alisma.

Etymology

From modern Latin Alismataceae; from Alisma, name of a plant genus; from Greek alisma, «salty thing»; and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».