Najadaceae


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Noun1.Najadaceae - monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Alismales, Naiadales, order Alismales, order Naiadales - an order of aquatic monocotyledonous herbaceous plants
genus Naias, genus Najas, Naias, Najas - sole genus of the family Naiadaceae
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Other 6 large families compose 58 genera and 99 species (45.0 %); 20 families (Equusetaceae, Hypecoaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Frankeniaceae, Capparaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Geraniaceae, Biebersteiniaceae, Peganaceae, Elaeagnaceae, Apiaceae, Apocynaceae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Plantaginaceae, Alliaceae, Asparagaceae, Najadaceae, Zosteraceae, Typhaceae) have only one genus and one species (9.09%).
A total of four Carex names have been already transferred to other plant groups: (1) Carex antiqua Heer (Heer, 1869a, b) was considered by Mai (1999) to be "possibly Limnocarpus spec." (Najadaceae); (2) Carex cornuta Saporta (1889) was revised by Friis (1985) to belong to Cladium bicorne (Saporta) Friis; (3) Carex eximia Goppert & Menge (Goppert, 1853) was demonstrated to belong to Araceae and recombined as Acoropsis eximia (Goppert & Menge) Bogner (Bogner, 1976; Mai, 1999); and (4) Carex rochettiana Heer (Heer, 1859) was revised as belonging to Nymphaeaceae (Berger, 1998).