Cabomba furcata

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Cabomba furcata Schult. & Schult.f.

Cabombaceae

Life form: perennial

 

Moisture: aquatic plant

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: peltate

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: nutlet

 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Piperopsida
Subclassis:
Nymphaeidae
Superordo:
Nymphaenae
Ordo:
Hydropeltidales

Cabomba furcata is a perennial.

Naming

Cabomba furcata was described by Josef August Schultes and Julius Hermann Schultes in 1830. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cabomba furcata is a species in the genus Cabomba which contains approximately 6 to 7 species and belongs to the family of the Cabombaceae (Water-shield Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 30 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

Cabomba furcata has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are peltate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cabomba furcata produces six-stellate flowers that are arranged solitary.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Cabomba furcata is native to Brazil.

Cultivation

The perennials are aquatic plants.

Uses

Cabomba furcata can be used in the background of aquariums with water temperatures of 20 to 28°C. The water should be soft to hard, the pH-value should be between 4 to 7.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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