Alismataceae Vent.

First published in Tabl. Regn. Vég. 2: 157. 1799 [5 May 1799] (1799)nom. cons.
This family is accepted


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • Fassett, N.C. (1955).  Echinodorus in the American tropics. Rhodora 57: 133-156, 174-188, 202-212.
  • Haynes, R.R. & Holm-Nielsen, L.B. (1985).  A generic treatment of Alismatidae in the Neotropics with special reference to Brazil. Acta Amazônica, Suppl. 15: 153-193.
  • Haynes, R.R. & Holm-Nielsen, L.B. (1986).  191. Alismataceae. In: G. Harling & L. Andersson (eds.) Flora of Ecuador 26: 1-24.
  • Haynes, R.R. & Holm-Nielsen, L.B. (1994).  The Alismataceae. Flora Neotropica Monogr. 64: 1-112.
  • Haynes, R.R. & Holm-Nielsen, L.B. (1995).  Alismataceae. In: P.E. Berry, B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.). Flora of Venezuelan Guayana. 2: 377-383.
  • Lehtonen, S. & Myllys, L. (2008).  Cladistic analysis of Echinodorus (Alismataceae): simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data. Cladistics 24: 218-239.
  • Lehtonen, S. (2006).  Phylogenetics of Echinodorus (Alismataceae) based on morphological data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 291-305.
  • Lot, H.A. & Novelo, R.A. (1994).  Alismataceae. In: G. Davidse, M. Souza S. & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana  6: 3-8. México, D. F.: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México.
  • Pansarin, E.R. (2008).  Reproductive biology of Echinodorus longipetalus (Alismataceae): sexual morphs, breeding system and pollinators Aquatic Botany 89: 404-408.
  • Pansarin, E.R. & Amaral, M.C.E., (2005).  Alismataceae. In: M.G.L. Wanderley, G.J. Shepherd, A.M. Giulietti & T.S. Melhem (eds.) Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo. Rima, São Paulo, pp. 1-10.
  • Rataj, K. (1978).  Alismataceae of Brazil. Acta Amazônica, Supl. 8: 1-53.
  • Rogers, G.K. (1983).  The genera of Alismataceae in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Arnold Arboretum 64: 383-420.
  • Seubert, M. (1847).  Alismataceae. In: C.F.P. Martius & A.G. Eichler (eds.) Flora Brasiliensis. 3(1): 101-112, tabs. 12-16. Typographia Regia, Monachii.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • E.S. Martins & L. Catarino (2009). in J. R. Timberlake, E. S. Martins (eds). Flora Zambesiaca, Vol 12 (part 2). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Wood, J.R.I. [16260] Bolivia K003194521 Yes
Wood, J.R.I. [10948] Bolivia K003194520 Yes
Houngnon, P. [4026] Benin K003194519 Yes


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    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.