Taxon: Limnophila sessiliflora Blume

 
Genus: Limnophila
Family: Plantaginaceae
      Tribe: Gratioleae
Nomen number: 316416
Place of publication: Bijdr. 749. 1826 "sessiflora"
Comments:
  • • Bentham (in Scroph. Ind. 25. 1835 and in Wallich, Numer. List 137. 1831) appears to have been the first to correct Blume's spelling, and this correction has been universally adopted
  • • although many authors cite Hottonia sessiliflora Vahl as a basionym, no connection can be made between Blume's and Vahl's names
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Jul-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • ambulia  (Source: USDA/APHIS) - English
  • shi long wei  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (aquarium plant fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide USDA/APHIS)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Henan, - Hunan, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Liaoning, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan, - Java; Malaysia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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