Najas gracillima

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Najas gracillima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Najas
Species: N. gracillima
Binomial name
Najas gracillima
(A.Braun ex Engelm.) Magnus
SynonymsThe Plant List
  • Caulinia amurensis (Tzvelev) Tzvelev
  • Caulinia japonica (Nakai) Nakai
  • Caulinia tenuissima subsp. amurensis Tzvelev
  • Najas indica var. gracillima A.Braun ex Engelm.
  • Najas japonica Nakai
  • Najas tenuissima subsp. amurensis (Tzvelev) Vorosch.

Najas gracillima,[1][2][3][4] the slender waternymph,[5] is a submerged aquatic plant species found in lakes and streams. It is native to China (Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Hubei, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Russian Far East (Amur and Khabarovsk), Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Iran, Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, the eastern United States (every state east of the Mississippi River except Florida, plus Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and the District of Columbia). It is also considered introduced and naturalized in France, Spain, Italy and California (Plumas and Tehama Counties).[6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ Magnus, Paul Wilhelm. 1870. Beitrage zur Kenntniss der Gattung Najas 23, Najas gracillima
  2. ^ Engelmann, Georg. 1867. Manual of Botany of the Northern United States (ed. 5) 681, Najas indica var. gracillima
  3. ^ Tzvelev, Nikolai Nikolaievich. 1979. Novosti Sistematiki Vysshikh Rastenii. Moscow & Leningrad 16: 208, Caulinia amurensis
  4. ^ Nakai, Takenoshin. 1937. Journal of Japanese Botany 8:853, Najas japonica
  5. ^ "Najas gracillima". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  7. ^ Biota of North America Project, Najas gracillima Image
  8. ^ "Najas gracillima in Flora of China @". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Najas gracillima in Flora of North America @". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 

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