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Taxon: Trapa natans L. var. natans

See Trapa natans L.

Genus: Trapa
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 400138
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-May-2017 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • European water-chestnut  (Source: Edible Nuts) - English
  • Jesuit's-nut  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • water caltrop  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • water-chestnut  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • châtaigne d'eau  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • cornue  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • macre commune  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • saligot  (Source: Pl Book) - French
  • Wassernuß  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • castanha-d'água  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • abrojo de agua  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • castaña de agua  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: nut;


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  12. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Trapa natans L. var. natans :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400138. Accessed 11 July 2020.