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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A tribe of plants, of the order Hydrocharideæ, characterized by very short, sometimes stoloniferous stems, growing immersed in fresh water, producing crowded sessile elongated leaves and peduncled spathes. It consists of 3 monotypic genera, Vallisneria being the type.


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