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Sagittaria montevidensis Cham. & Schltdl. subsp. chilensis (Cham. & Schltdl.) Bogin

Place of Publication

Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9(2): 196 (1955)

Type citation

Based on S. chilensis. CHILE. Coronel: 1864, Ochsensius s.n. (neotype: GOET!; isoneotype:W) neotypification fide Rataj (1972).


Common names

  • lengua de vaca


  • Bogin (1955)

    Bogin, A. L. 1955. Revision of the genus Sagittaria (Alismataceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 9(2): 179-233

  • Rataj (1972)

    Raaj, K 1972. Revision of the genus Sagittaria (2). The species of West Indies, Central and South America. Annotationes Zoologicae et Botanicae. 78: 1-61

  • Keener (2005)

    B, R 2005. Molecular systematics and revision of the aquatic monocot genus Sagittaria (Alismataceae). Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alabama.

Key characteristics

Differs from ssp. montevidensis by having emergent leaves with basal lobes absent or shorter than to or equal to the remainder of leaf blade (vs. longer or equal); flower stalks of female flowers inflated at base (vs. thickened); filaments hairy (vs. hairless) (Keener, 2005).