Echinodorus palifolius

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Mexican Sword-Plant
Mexican sword plant.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Echinodorus
Species: E. palifolius
Binomial name
Echinodorus palifolius
(Nees & Mart.) J.F.Macbr.
Synonyms[1]
  • Sagittaria palifolia Nees & Mart
  • Alisma palifolium (Nees & Mart.) Kunth
  • Alisma ellipticum Mart. ex Schult.f. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes
  • Alisma virgata Hook. & Arn.
  • Alisma nathpurense Steud.
  • Alisma ellipticum var. minus Seub. in C.F.P.von Martius
  • Echinodorus ellipticus (Mart. ex Schult.f.) Micheli in A.L.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle
  • Echinodorus ellipticus var. latifolius Micheli in A.L.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle
  • Echinodorus ellipticus var. minus (Seub.) Micheli in A.L.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle
  • Echinodorus virgatus (Hook. & Arn.) Micheli in A.L.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle
  • Sagittaria palifolia var. elliptica (Mart. ex Schult.f.) Kuntze
  • Sagittaria palifolia f. foliosobracteata Kuntze
  • Sagittaria palifolia var. heterophylla Kuntze
  • Sagittaria palifolia var. undulata Kuntze
  • Echinodorus palifolius var. latifolius (Micheli) Rataj
  • Echinodorus palifolius var. minus (Seub.) Rataj
  • Echinodorus piauhyensis Kasselm

Echinodorus palifolius, also known as Mexican sword plant is an emerged aquatic plant in the Alismataceae. It has a rather odd, discontinuous range, native to Brazil (Minas Gerais and Bahio), Peru, Uruguay, and Mexico (Nayarit).[1][2][3] It has been introduced in many countries including Bangladesh and India.

The specific epithet is sometimes spelled "palaefolius." The correct spelling is "palifolius" per ICN 60G.1.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Macbride, J. F. 1936. Alismaceae, Flora of Peru. Publications of the Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series 13(1/1): 91–94.
  3. ^ Macbride, James Francis. 1931. Publications of the Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series 11(1): 4.

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