Spotlight:Systematics of Menyanthaceae

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Nymphoides peltata

The aquatic and wetland plant family Menyanthaceae comprises five genera, with species distributed worldwide. Many species in the family, particularly in the genus Nymphoides, are traded in the ornamental aquatic plant trade and consequently have become naturalized outside of their native ranges, with some even considered nuisance weed plants. The research of Nicholas Tippery focuses on the evolutionary relationships between genera and species of Menyanthaceae, with respect to both their vegetative and reproductive morphology.