Genus:
Pontederia L.

Pontederia azurea Sw.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Tropical America. It is used as a medicine and for food.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
balata, batata, bora, buchón, cebolleta, chupalla, jacinto de agua, lechuguilla, nomeolvides, oreja de mula, tapón, taruya

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 40–1000 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Arauca, Bolívar, Caquetá, Casanare, Cesar, Chocó, Córdoba, Cundinamarca,
Habit
Herb, Aquatic.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: savanna, wetlands (inland).

[UPFC]
Vernacular
Buchón, Jacinto de agua

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 40 - 1000 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, acuática
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Florida

Pontederia azurea Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2013 Burchell [4163], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887575
Jan 1, 2013 Gardner [701], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887577
Jan 1, 2013 Schomburgh [2738], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887580
Jan 1, 2013 Tweedie, J. [s.n.], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887581
Jan 1, 2009 Sasaki, D. [1495], Mato Grosso Eichhornia azurea K000578623
Jan 1, 1991 Prance, G.T. [1329], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887583
Jan 1, 1991 Gardner [2744], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000838000
Jan 1, 1971 Egler, W.A. [46023], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837997
Jan 1, 1970 Pires, J.M. [52462], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887569
Jan 1, 1960 Irwin, H.S. [48783], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887584
Hunt, D.R. [6069], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887578
Krukoff, B.A. [6722], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837998
Glaziou [16392], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887582
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887571
Burchell [7967], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887570
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887568
Lützelburg, P. [252], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837999
Gardner [701], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887576
Spruce, R. [273], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887573
Glaziou [17833], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887572
Smith, M.D. [24], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887574
Hule, E. [8092], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837996
Hunt, D.R. [6069], Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887579

First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 57 (1788)

Not accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Espejo Serna, A. & López-Ferraria, A.R. (2000). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 9-11: 1-337. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Science Photographs

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Neotropikey

    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0