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Taxon: Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms

 
Genus: Eichhornia
Family: Pontederiaceae
Nomen number: 318848
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 4:527. 1883
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Environmental: soil improver (green manure) soil improver (green manure)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (n.e.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics & subtropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boulos, L. 1999-. Flora of Egypt
  3. Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft)
  4. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255-267.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  6. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:118-121.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Eichhornia+crassipes&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  11. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  12. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  13. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia Inkata Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  16. Spichiger, R., ed. 1985-. Flora del Paraguay.
  17. USDA National Agricultural Library. National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). URL: http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/aquatics/waterhyacinth.shtml target='_blank'
  18. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/pontederiaceae/eichhornia-crassipes/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
  19. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  20. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) A:116.
  21. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=318848. Accessed 18 September 2019.