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  1. Cabombaceae, subfamily Cabombaceae, water-shield family(noun)

    in some classifications considered an independent family of water lilies; comprises the genera Cabomba and Brasenia

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  1. Cabombaceae

    Cabombaceae is a family of aquatic, herbaceous flowering plants. The family is recognised as distinct in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system. The family consists of two genera of aquatic plants, Brasenia and Cabomba, totalling half-a-dozen species. The APG system of 1998 included this family in the water lily family Nymphaeaceae, as did the APG II system, of 2003. The family is part of the order Nymphaeales, which is one of the most basal flowering plant lineages. Members of the Cabombaceae are sll aquatic, living in still or slow moving waters of temperate and tropical North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Although found on all continents, the plants tend to go in relatively restricted ranges. The family has an extensive fossil record from the Cretaceous with plants that exhibit affinities to either Cabombaceae or Nymphaceae occurring in the Early Cretaceous. The APG system of 1998 included this family in the water lily family Nymphaeaceae, as did the APG II system, of 2003. The family is part of the order Nymphaeales, which is one of the most basal flowering plant lineages.

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