Gen. Pl. 1: 372. 1789
Common names: Water-shield
Etymology: for Christoph Brasen, 1738-1774, Moravian missionary and plant collector in Greenland and Labrador
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Herbs, young vegetative parts heavily coated with mucilage. Leaves floating; petiole long. Leaf blade elliptic. Flowers: sepals 3, not petaloid, linear-oblong to narrowly ovate; petals 3, linear-oblong, lacking auricles, base not clawed; stamens 18-36(-51), opposite both sepals and petals; pistils 4-18, simple, 1-locular; ovules (1-)2; stigma linear-decurrent. Fruits slightly to strongly fusiform. Seeds ovoid, tubercles absent. x = 40.
Worldwide except Europe, mainly temperate and upland tropics.
Species 1 (1 in the flora).
Brasenia is known from the fossil record in Europe although it is not known to grow there currently.
Facts about "Brasenia"
|Author||John. H. Wiersema +|
|Common name||Water-shield +|
|Distribution||Worldwide except Europe + and mainly temperate and upland tropics. +|
|Etymology||for Christoph Brasen, 1738-1774, Moravian missionary and plant collector in Greenland and Labrador +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Gen. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1789 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 1067.xml +|
|Taxon family||Cabombaceae +|
|Taxon name||Brasenia +|
|Taxon parent||Cabombaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|