Taxon: Sparganium erectum L.

Genus: Sparganium
Family: Typhaceae
Tribe: Sparganieae
Nomen number: 316417
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:971. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ill Chin Mat Med, as Sparganium ramosum)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ FWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

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

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia


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