Eichhornia crassipes

Family:Pontederiaceae
Species:Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms
Common Name:common water-hyacinth
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:Main channel stream, Midreach stream, Tidal creek, Tidal river
Growth Habit:Forb/herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
Plant Notes:Numerous reports have been appearing around the state, but current evidence indicates this cannot over winter in our climate. The repeated introductions are of concern though as they increase the risk of a cold-tolerant plant establishing within our water. In the south, this is an extremely invasive aquatic plant, similar in impact to water chestnut.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Persisting, Not Native, OBL (NWI), SE (State Rank), G5 (Global Rank)
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Classification

Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering Plants
Class Liliopsida
Sub Class Liliidae
Order Liliales
FamilyPontederiaceae
Genus Eichhornia
Species Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms - common water-hyacinth

Citation

Citation Eichhornia crassipes (Martius) Solms in A. L. P. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 527. 1883.
Basionym: Pontederia crassipes Martius, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 1: 9, plate 4. 1823.
Type: BRAZIL: Bahia: Rio San Francisco near Malhada, s.d., Martius 60 (lectotype: M). Lectotypified by C. N. Horn, in Görts-van Rijn, Fl. Guianas, Ser. A. 15: 94. 1994.

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Source

CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Bronx  NYFA_1990    
St. Lawrence2007 NYS   10/23/2007 - Anne Johnson
Suffolk  NYFA_1990    

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymTypeNotes
Eichhornia speciosa Eichhornia speciosa Kunth   
Piaropus crassipes Piaropus crassipes (Mart.) Raf.Pontederia crassipes Martius, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 1: 9, plate 4. 1823.  
Pontederia crassipes Pontederia crassipes Martius, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 1: 9, t. 4. 1823-1824.