Author:
Jan Scholten
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English: Cape-pondweed family; Aponogeton family.
Genera: Aponogeton; 40-50.
Botany: aquatic plants.

Families
Scheuchzeriaceae.
Names: after Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, a Swiss naturalist.
English: Rannoch-rush; Pod grass; Scheuchzeria.
Genus: Scheuchzeria palustris.
Botany: herb; in ancient undisturbed Sphagnum bogs; Northern Hemisphere; narrow linear leaves alternating up the stem, with a basal sheath; flowers are greenish-yellow, 4–6 mm diameter, with six tepals.

Taxonomy
Aponogetonaceae and Scheuchzeriaceae are placed in Subphase 5 in the Plant theory.