Pontederia vaginalis Burm.f.

First published in Fl. Indica: 80 (1768)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Afghanistan to China and N. Australia. It is a hydroperennial and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia

Introduced into:

California, Fiji, Hawaii

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Monochoria vaginalis.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Mehboob-ur-Rahman (2012). Wild plants of Swat, Pakistan 1: 1-281. Department of botany, govt. Jehanzeb post graduate college.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Zhao, Y.Z., Zhao, L.Q. & Rui, C. (eds.) (2019). Flora Intramongolica, edition 3, 6: 1-619. Typis Intramongolicae popularis, Huhhot.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 10, 2016 Amin; Francis [SAN 116301] Malaysia Monochoria vaginalis K001045607 Yes
Jan 1, 1987 Hefer, J.W. [6016] Burma Monochoria vaginalis K002674433 Yes

Sources

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    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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