Streaked arrowgrass Triglochin striatum, copyright Tim Rudman.

Belongs within: Lilianae.
Contains: Araceae, Alismataceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Potamogetonales.

The Alismatanae are a clade of monocotyledonous flowering plants supported by molecular data, many of which are aquatic or semi-aquatic. Members of the clade have extrorse anthers (releasing pollen outside the flower) and seeds with a large cotyledon. Representatives include the Tofieldiaceae, small perennials with equitant leaves, racemous inflorescences, and capsular fruits.

<==Alismatales [Alismatanae, Helobieae, Juncagineae, Naiadeae, Najadales, Potameae, Zostereae]
    |    |--Pleea tenuifoliaDS04
    |    `--TofieldiaSR07
    |         |--T. calyculataDS04
    |         |--T. glutinosa (Michx.) Persoon 1805CD07
    |         |--T. occidentalisH93
    |         |--T. palustrisH44
    |         `--T. pusillaDS04
             |    |--HydrocharitaceaeHE80
             |    |--LimnocharisP88 [LimnocharitaceaeW03]
             |    |    |--L. flavaW03
             |    |    `--L. humboldtii [=Hydrocleis humboldtii]B78
             |    `--ButomaceaeDS04
             |         |--Hydrocleys nymphoides (von Humboldt & Bonpland) Buchenau 1868HE80
             |         |--Butomus umbellatusSR07, DS04
             |         `--Butomites cretaceus Velenivsky 1889CBH93
                |    |--Tetroncium magellanicumYY22, CL85
                |    `--Scheuchzeria palustrisSR07, DS04
                |         |--S. p. ssp. palustrisH93
                |         `--S. p. ssp. americanaH93
                   `--Juncaginaceae [Juncaginales]DS04
                        |--Lilaea scilloidesH93
                        |--Lamprocarpites nitidus Heer 1882CBH93
                        `--Triglochin Linnaeus 1753DS04, ME70
                             |  i. s.: T. concinnaH93
                             |           |--T. c. var. concinnaH93
                             |           `--T. c. var. debilisH93
                             |         T. maritimaDS04 [incl. T. elatumV72]
                             |         T. palustre Linnaeus 1753ME70
                             |--T. sect. CycnogetonB78
                             |    |--T. maundii [incl. Maundia triglochinoides]B78
                             |    `--T. proceraB78 [incl. Cycnogeton huegeliiB78, T. huegeliiGK00, C. linearisB78, T. linearisB78]
                             |         |--T. p. var. proceraB78
                             |         |--T. p. var. dubia [=T. dubium]B78
                             |         `--T. p. var. eleutherocarpaB78
                             `--T. sect. EutriglochinB78
                                  |--T. centrocarpa [incl. T. minutissima, T. nanum, T. trichophora]B78
                                  |    |--T. c. var. centrocarpaB78
                                  |    `--T. c. var. calcitrapaB78
                                  |--T. mucronataB78
                                  `--T. striatum Ruiz & Pav. 1802B78, ME70 (see below for synonymy)
                                       |--T. s. var. striatumC06
                                       `--T. s. var. filifolium Buch. 1868 [incl. T. triandrum]C06
Alismatales incertae sedis:
  PosidoniaS95 [PosidoniaceaeAPG16]
    |--P. angustifoliaK90
    |--P. australisPP64
    |--P. coriaceaK90
    |--P. oceanica [=Caulinia oceanica]B78
    `--P. sinuosaS95
    |--Zannichellia Linnaeus 1753ME70
    |    |--Z. palustris Linnaeus 1753ME70
    |    `--Z. pedunculataCS77
    `--Lepilaena Drum. ex Harv. 1855ME70 [incl. HexathecaB78]
         |--*L. australis Drum. ex Harv. 1855ME70
         |--L. bilocularis Kirk 1896ME70
         |--L. cylindrocarpa [=Zannichellia cylindrocarpa; incl. Hexatheca australis ms]B78
         `--L. preissiiME70 [=Zannichellia preissiiC06]

Triglochin striatum Ruiz & Pav. 1802B78, ME70 [incl. T. decipiensB78, T. flaccidum Cunn. 1837ME70, T. montevidenseB78]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[CL85] Cokendolpher, J. C., & D. Lanfranco L. 1985. Opiliones from the Cape Horn Archipelago: new southern records for harvestmen. Journal of Arachnology 13: 311–319.

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[CS77] Cramp, S., & K. E. L. Simmons (eds) 1977. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palaearctic vol. 1. Ostrich to Ducks. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

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[GK00] Gibson, N., & G. J. Keighery. 2000. Flora and vegetation of the Byenup-Muir reserve system, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3 (3): 323–402.

[H44] Hammer, M. 1944. Studies on the oribatids and collemboles of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland 141 (3): 1–210.

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[P88] Polunin, I. 1988. Plants and Flowers of Malaysia. Times Editions: Singapore.

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[S95] Scheltema, A. H. 1995. Falcidens poias, a new species of chaetoderm Aplacophora from Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Chaetodermomorpha, Chaetodermatidae). Molluscan Research 16: 45–49.

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[YY22] Yampolsky, C., & H. Yampolsky. 1922. Distribution of sex forms in the phanerogamic flora. Bibliotheca Genetica 3: 1–62.

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