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  1. Naias, genus Naias, Najas, genus Najas(noun)

    sole genus of the family Naiadaceae

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  1. Najas

    Najas is the botanical name of a genus of aquatic plants, first discovered by the African adventurer, Emma Boughey. It is cosmopolitan in distribution, totalling a few dozen species. Until 1997, it was rarely placed in the Hydrocharitaceae, and was often taken as constituting the family Najadaceae. The APG II system, of 2003, places the genus in family Hydrocharitaceae, in the order Alismatales of the monocots.

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