Stratiotes aloides L.
  • L., Sp. Pl. : 535 (1753)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Plant submerged but rising to float on the water-surface at anthesis. Leaves up to 50 x 2 cm. Petals 15-25 mm, obovate-orbicular, white.

Diagnostic Description

Plant of fresh water, stems short, stoloniferous, leaves basal, sessile, linear-lanceolate, tapered to the apex, spinose-serrate, brittle. Flowers insect-pollinated above the water surface. Dioecious. Female flowers sessile, included in the spathe.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate Caucasus North Caucasus
  • Middle Asia Kazakhstan
  • Siberia Altay
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • West Siberia
  • Europe Eastern Europe Baltic States
  • Belarus
  • Central European Russia
  • East European Russia
  • North European Russia
  • Northwest European Russia
  • South European Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Northern Europe Denmark
  • Finland
  • Great Britain
  • Sweden
  • Southeastern Europe Bulgaria
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Turkey-in-Europe
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe Spain
Introduced into
  • Europe Middle Europe Switzerland
  • Northern Europe Ireland
  • Southwestern Europe France

  Bibliography

  • 1 Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • 2 Krasnoborov, I.M. (ed.) (2000). Flora of Siberia 1: 1-189. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • 3 Czerepanov, S.K. (1995). Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (The Former USSR): 1-516. Cambridge University Press.
  • 4 Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 1-632. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • 5 Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • 6 Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  • 7Dandy, J.E. Stratiotes L. Flora Europaea 5, 4 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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