Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 5, 2001
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: An account of the vascular plants of China that includes one chapter for each plant family will be published in English. The Cabombaceae is an aquatic plant family that, in China, is represented by two genera each with one species. In this chapter there is description of the family, a key to the two genera followed by a description of each genus and the species that is known to occur in China. This publication will be used by botanists and horticulturalists to locate and identify plants as part of a study of the biodiversity of China.
The Cabombaceae of China are represented by the genus Cabomba Aublet including one species, C. caroliniana A. Gray, and Brasenia Schreber including one species, B. schreberi J.F. Gmelin. A description of the family and a key to the two genera of Cabombaceae are provided. Each taxon is described.