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Zannichellia palustris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Potamogetonaceae
Genus: Zannichellia

Zannichellia (common name horned pondweed)[1] is a genus of submerged aquatic flowering plant.[2] The genus is fully adapted to an aquatic life cycle including underwater pollination.[1] Zannichellia has threadlike leaves and tiny flowers.[2]

There are perhaps five species, including Zannichellia palustris.[3] Zannichellia, after G.G. Zannichelli, 1662-1729, Italian botanist.

Selected species[edit]


  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Zannichellia". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  1. ^ a b Robertson Arber, Agnes (2008). Water Plants; A Study of Aquatic Angiosperms. Read Books. ISBN 978-1-4086-5146-9. 
  2. ^ a b Tiner, Ralph W. W. (1993). Field guide to coastal wetland plants of the southeastern United States. Abigail Rorer (Illustrator). University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-0-87023-833-8. 
  3. ^ "Zannichellia in Flora of North America @". Retrieved 2017-02-01.