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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Fiji

Pontederia hastata L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5092] K001104714
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5092] K001104713
Jan 1, 1987 Wallich [5093], India Monochoria hastata K000873498
Jan 1, 1987 Duthie, J.F. [4456], Uttar Pradesh Monochoria hastata K000873496
Roxburgh, W. [s.n.], India Monochoria hastata K000873497 Unknown type material

First published in Sp. Pl.: 288 (1753)

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 Monochoria hastata.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Santisuk, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (2005). Flora of Thailand 9(1): 1-89. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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