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ALISMATALES R.Br. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 (pond plants)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

ALISMATACEAE (water-plantains)
Alisma (water-plantains), eg: Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water-plantain) - Plant with floating and emergent leaves Baldellia ranunculoides (Lesser Water-plantain), eg: Baldellia ranunculoides (Lesser Water-plantain) - Flower Sagittaria (arrowheads), eg: Sagittaria sagittifolia (Arrowhead) - Close-up
Family 4 subtaxa 7 ident refs
APONOGETONACEAE (Cape pondweeds) Family 1 subtaxon  
Aponogeton distachyos L. f. (Cape Pondweed, Cape-pondweed)
Taking over the pond
ARACEAE (lords-and-ladies)
Arum (arums), eg: Arum maculatum (Cuckoo Pint, Lords and Ladies, Lords-and-ladies) - Plant Lemna (duckweeds), eg: Lemna minuta (Least Duckweed) - Pond completely covered in Lemna minuta, during December Lysichiton americanus (American Skunk-cabbage), eg: Lysichiton americanus (American Skunk-cabbage) - Plant Spirodela polyrhiza (Greater Duckweed), eg: Spirodela polyrhiza (Greater Duckweed) - Frond - top view
Family 9 subtaxa 5 ident refs
BUTOMACEAE (flowering rushes)
Butomus umbellatus (Flowering-rush), eg: Butomus umbellatus (Flowering-rush) - Flower
Family 1 subtaxon 3 ident refs
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit), eg: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit) - Flower - oblique view - in situ Lagarosiphon major (Curly Waterweed), eg: Lagarosiphon major (Curly Waterweed) - Colony - in water Stratiotes aloides (Water-soldier), eg: Stratiotes aloides (Water-soldier) - Single plant - emergent
Family 7 subtaxa 10 ident refs
JUNCAGINACEAE (arrowgrasses)
Triglochin maritimum (Sea Arrowgrass), eg: Triglochin maritimum (Sea Arrowgrass) - Fertilised flower Triglochin palustre (Marsh Arrowgrass), eg: Triglochin palustre (Marsh Arrowgrass) - Fertilised flower
Family 2 subtaxa 2 ident refs
LEMNACEAE (duckweeds)
Family 1 subtaxon 4 ident refs
Potamogeton (pondweeds), eg: Potamogeton pusillus (Lesser Pondweed) - Plant
Family 6 subtaxa 10 ident refs
RUPPIACEAE (tasselweeds) Family   1 ident refs
ZOSTERACEAE Dumortier (eelgrasses) Family 1 subtaxon  
Zostera Linnaeus, 1753 (eelgrasses)
Zostera (Zostera) marina (Eelgrass), eg: Zostera (Zostera) marina (Eelgrass) - Leaf sheathes
Genus 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 10 general literature references to ALISMATALES (pond plants)

ALISMATALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)
(monocotyledonous flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 172 feeding and other relationships of ALISMATALES (pond plants)

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