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Taxon: Vallisneria americana Michx.

 
Genus: Vallisneria
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Subfamily: Hydrilloideae
Nomen number: 400354
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 2:220. 1803
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Vallisneria americana auct. Austral. (= V. australis S. W. L. Jacobs & Les)
Name Verified on: 07-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Sep-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (aquarium plant); ornamental (aquarium plant)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Manitoba]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Oregon (n.w.), Washington (s.w.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Monocots&FamilyID=Hydrocharitaceae&GenusID=Vallisneria&SpeciesID=americana), Virginia, District of Columbia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Nevada (s.)]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Bogner, J. & Z. Kvaĉek 2009. A fossil Vallisneria plant (Hydrocharitaceae) from the Early Miocene freshwater deposits of the Most Basin (North Bohemia) Aquatic Bot. 90:119-123.
  3. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Aquatic and wetland plants of southwestern United States, 2 vol. 1975 (Aquat SW US)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh Flora of Victoria. (F Victoria)
  6. Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States, 2 vol. (Aquat SE US)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  10. Lowden, R. M. 1982. An approach to the taxonomy of Vallisneria L. (Hydrocharitaceae) Aquatic Bot. 13:289-294.
  11. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  12. Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  13. Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  14. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  15. Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)

Check other web resources for Vallisneria americana Michx. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400354. Accessed 16 December 2018.