Taxon: Helanthium tenellum (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Britton

Genus: Helanthium
Family: Alismataceae
Nomen number: 460430
Place of publication: Man. fl. n. states, ed. 2:54. 1905 "Helianthium"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Jan-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Jan-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (aquarium plant fide Dict Gard, as Echinodorus tenellus; F Neotrop 64:11. 1994, as Echinodorus tenellus)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Vermont]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Kansas]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala, Nicaragua
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina [Corrientes]

    Cultivated (also cult.)

Check other web resources for Helanthium tenellum (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Britton :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 17 July 2018.