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Name derivation:

"River neighbor River Potamo- neighbor geiton (Greek)

Classification:

Potamogeton Linnaeus 1753; more than 20 species descriptions are currently recognized taxonomically..

Order Naiadales; Family Naiadaceae.

Morphology:

While many species have completely submerged foliage, a few such as P. polygonifolius and P. natans have floating or even somewhat emergent leaves (epineustonic).

 

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