Pontederia azurea Sw.

First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 57 (1788)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Mexico to Tropical America. It is a hydroperennial and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is used as a medicine and for food.

Distribution

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

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 Eichhornia azurea.]

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.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Pasha, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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/

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2013 Burchell [4163] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887575 Yes
Jan 1, 2013 Schomburgh [2738] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887580 Yes
Jan 1, 2013 Tweedie, J. [s.n.] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887581 Yes
Jan 1, 2013 Gardner [701] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887577 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Sasaki, D.; Henicka, G.S.; André, T.J.C.; Piva, J.H. [1495] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000578623 Yes
Jan 1, 1991 Gardner [2744] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000838000 Yes
Jan 1, 1991 Prance, G.T.; Pennington, T.D.; Silva, N.T. [1329] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887583 Yes
Jan 1, 1971 Egler, W.A.; Irwin, H.S. [46023] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837997 Yes
Jan 1, 1970 Pires, J.M.; Cavalcante, P.B. [52462] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887569 Yes
Jan 1, 1960 Irwin, H.S. [48783] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887584 Yes
Spruce, R. [273] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887573 Yes
Schomburgh [s.n.] Guyana Eichhornia azurea K002673950 Yes
Jenman [1735] Guyana Eichhornia azurea K002673949 Yes
Glaziou [17833] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887572 Yes
Hunt, D.R.; Ramos, J.F. [6069] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887579 Yes
Hule, E. [8092] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837996 Yes
Gardner [701] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887576 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [6722] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837998 Yes
Burchell [7967] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887570 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887568 Yes
Smith, M.D. [24] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887574 Yes
Glaziou [16392] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887582 Yes
Lützelburg, P. [252] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000837999 Yes
Hunt, D.R.; Ramos, J.F. [6069] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887578 Yes
Sellow [s.n.] Brazil Eichhornia azurea K000887571 Yes

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • 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