Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Elatinaceae
 Description

Fls small, regular, perfect, axillary; sepals and petals 2–5; stamens = or twice number of petals. Ovary superior, 2–5-celled, with axile placentae; styles 2–5, ovules ∞.Capsule septicidal; seeds minute, lacking endosperm. Herbs or small subshrubs with opp. or whorled lvs; stipules paired.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Elatinaceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Total1
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.