1. Family: Ruppiaceae Horan.
    1. Ruppia L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

    [FTEA]

    Ruppiaceae, K.A. Lye (Agricultural University of Norway). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Slender completely submerged herbs forming colonies with intricately branched stems up to 80 cm. long
    Roots
    Roots simple, 1-2 per node, covered with very long root-hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves with spreading blades to 10 cm. long and 1 mm. wide; sheaths stipular in origin
    Flowers
    Flowers inconspicuous when young, but fruits prominent, appearing subumbellate because of the stipitate drupes.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Czechoslovakia

    Native to:

    Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aldabra, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Aruba, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Cayman Is., Central American Pac, Central European Rus, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Delaware, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Falkland Is., Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Føroyar, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Iceland, Illinois, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malaya, Manchuria, Manitoba, Marianas, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Phoenix Is., Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, South Australia, South Carolina, South China Sea, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Texas, Thailand, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

    Ruppia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 127 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 8: 224
    • Sp. Pl. 127 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Toml. in Anatomy of the Monocotyledons 7: 271 (1982)
    • Reese in Zeitschr. Bot. 50: 237 (1962)
    • Setch. in Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 25: 469 (1946)
    • P. Graebner in E.P. IV. 11:142 (1907)
    • Asch. in E. & P. Pf. II, 1: 210 (1889)
    • Gen. PL, ed. 5: 61 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 127 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0