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Limnobiophyllum

Arales

Taxonomy
Limnobiophyllum was named by Krassilov (1976) [Emend. Kvacek (1995)].

It was assigned to Lemnaceae by Stockey et al. (1997).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1976Limnobiophyllum Krassilov
1997Limnobiophyllum Stockey et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
subkingdomEmbryophyta
phylumAngiospermae
subclassMonocotyledoneae
RankNameAuthor
subclassArecidae
orderArales
genusLimnobiophyllumGray

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. A. Stockey et al. 1997Free-floating aquatic stoloniferous herb, main stem extremely short, bearing rosette of one to three or four leaves, numerous simple adventitious roots, and one or two branched roots. Stolons connecting rossetes in series. Leaves sessile, entire margined, suborbicular to reniform, subcordate at base, usually 1-4 cm across at maturity, pubescent and aerenchymatous. Venation campylodromous, 9-14 primaries, occasionally steeply forked, arising from the leaf base, median vein of the same thickness as the ther primaries, with one or two irregular interprimaries, and longitudinal elongated meshes of higher order veins.