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Taxon: Limnobium laevigatum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Heine

Genus: Limnobium
Family: Hydrocharitaceae subfamily: Hydrocharitoideae.
Nomen number: 419808
Place of publication: Adansonia sér. 2, 8:315. 1968
Name verified on: 30-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CAª*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • South American spongeplant   (Source: NPB State Noxweed CA [http://nationalplantboard.org/docs/summaries/california.pdf]) – English

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Federal District, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Tabasco
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela [n.]
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Salta, Santa Fe, Tucuman; Chile [n.]; Paraguay; Uruguay

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Dubs, B. 1998. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3. [= L. spongia subsp. laevigatum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Lowden].
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Lot, A. et al. 1999. Catálogo de angiospermas acuáticas de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 33:29. [= Hydromystria laevigata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Díaz-Miranda & Philcox].
  • Lowden, R. M. 1992. Floral variation and taxonomy of Limnobium L. C. Richard (Hydrocharitaceae). Rhodora 94:129. [= L. spongia subsp. laevigatum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Lowden].
  • National Plant Board. 2008–. National Plant Board federal and state quarantine summaries.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999 [= L. spongia subsp. laevigatum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Lowden].
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Check other web resources for Limnobium laevigatum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Heine:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?419808 (26 November 2014)

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