Taxon: Stratiotes aloides L.

Genus: Stratiotes
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Subfamily: Stratiotoideae
Nomen number: 316418
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:535. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (for ponds fide Dict Gard)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ FWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Florida state list aquatic & wetland noxious weeds - from Department of Environmental Protection (on-line resource). (FL AquaNoxweed)
  • Cook, C. D. K. Aquatic plant book. 1990 (Aquat PlBook)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • 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)
  • Reed, C. F. Economically important foreign weeds: potential problems in the United States. 1977 (Econ FWeed)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Stratiotes aloides L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image