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Taxon: Najas graminea Delile

Genus: Najas
Family: Hydrocharitaceae subfamily: Hydrilloideae. Also placed in: Najadaceae
Nomen number: 403673
Place of publication: Descr. Egypte, Hist. nat. 282. 1813-1814 ("1812")
Name verified on: 11-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Sep-2004
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Sudan; Yemen - Socotra
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Gambia; Mali; Senegal
    Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - Transvaal
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Lebanon; Syria
    Middle Asia: Turkmenistan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Myanmar
    Malesia: Indonesia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Western Australia [n.]

  • naturalized elsewhere



Check other web resources for Najas graminea Delile:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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