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MATIAS, Lígia Queiroz  and  SOUSA, Danilo José Lima de. Alismataceae in Ceará State, Brazil. Rodriguésia [online]. 2011, vol.62, n.4, pp.887-900. ISSN 0370-6583.

A floristc survey of Alismataceae latu sensu from Ceará state, Northeastern Brazil, is presented. This region is characterized by a semiarid climate where intermittent aquatic ecosystems are common. Four genera and 13 species were identified. The species are: Sagittaria guayanensis, S. planitiana, Echinodorus tenellus, E. glandulosus, E. pubescens, E. subalatus, E. palaefolius, E. floribundus, E. lanceolatus, Limnocharis laforestii, L. flava, Hydrocleys martii, H. nymphoides. Descriptions, taxonomic observations, illustrations, keys for identification of the species and data on geographic distribution are presented.

Keywords : aquatic macrophytes; semi-arid regions; wetlands.

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