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Jan Scholten
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English: Riverweed family.
Botany: 50 genera; 250 species; thalloid aquatic herbs; adhere to hard surfaces, rock in rapids and waterfalls of rivers; tropical and subtropical.
Elatinaceae: 2 genera, Elatine and Bergia; ± 40 species; Elatine are aquatic herbs; Bergia are subshrubs to shrubs; flowers bisexual, small, single or in cymes; opposite or whorled leaves.

Taxonomy
In the Apg3 classification Podostemaceae is a Family in the Order Malpighiales. It is closely related to Clusiaceae.
In the Plant theory Podostemaceae is placed in Suphase 1.

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