genus Ceratophyllum


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Noun1.genus Ceratophyllum - constituting the family Ceratophyllaceae: hornwortsgenus Ceratophyllum - constituting the family Ceratophyllaceae: hornworts
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Ceratophyllaceae, family Ceratophyllaceae - coextensive with the genus Ceratophyllum: hornworts
hornwort - any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum; forms submerged masses in ponds and slow-flowing streams
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Chloranthaceae are one of five clades making up mesangiospenns, along with eudicots, magnoliids (in a restricted monophyletic sense, including Magnoliales, Laurales, Canellales, and Piperales), monocots, and the rootless aquatic genus Ceratophyllum. Since most ANITA groups (except the highly reduced Hydatellaceae in Nymphaeales: Saarela et al., 2007) have multi-parted flowers, it is most parsimonious to assume that the flowers of Chloranthaceae are reduced rather than primitively simple (Endress & Doyle, 2009; Doyle & Endress, 2011).