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Taxonomy and distribution of Sagittaria (Alismataceae) in north-eastern Brazil
Matias, L.Q. (2006). Taxonomy and distribution of Sagittaria (Alismataceae) in north-eastern Brazil. Aquat. Bot. 84(3): 183-190. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2005.09.005
In: Aquatic Botany. Elsevier Science: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; London; Amsterdam. ISSN 0304-3770, more
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Keywords
    Alismataceae Vent. [WoRMS]; Sagittaria lancifolia; Brazil [Marine Regions]; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Matias, L.Q.

Abstract
    The family Alismataceae comprises 12 genera of herbaceous aquatic plants. There are only two genera that are naturally found in Neotropical regions: Echinodorus and Sagittaria. This study examines the species of Sagittaria from north-eastern Brazil, a region that is characterized by a semiarid climate and intermittent aquatic ecosystems. Four taxa have been identified: S. guayanensis subsp. guayanensis, S. rhombifolia, S. lancifolia subsp. lancifolia and S. planitiana. Full descriptions, observations, geographic distributions, illustrations and a species key are presented.

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