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pondweed family

Aponogetonaceae

Aponogetonaceae (Cape-pondweed family or Aponogeton family) is a family of flowering plants in the order Alismatales.

In recent decades the family has had universally recognition by taxonomists. The APG system (1998) and APG II system (2003) treat it in the order Alismatales in the clade monocots. The family consists of only one genus, Aponogeton, with 40-50 species of aquatic plants.

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