Blyxa japonica Maxim. ex Asch. & G?rke
  • Maxim. ex Asch. & G?rke, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(1): 253 (1889)

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Stems elongated. Leaves up to 70 x 3. 5 mm, minutely denticulate. Spathes sessile. Sepals 3-4 mm. Petals 6-10 mm, white.

Diagnostic Description

Stems elongated, leafy; leaves sessile, linear. Leaves spirally arranged, not recurved. Flowers hermaphrodite spathes sessile in the leaf-axils.


Naturalized in rice-fields in N. Italy and S.W.Portugal.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China South-Central
  • China Southeast
  • Hainan
  • Manchuria
  • Eastern Asia Japan
  • Korea
  • Nansei-shoto
  • Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent Assam
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Indo-China Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Malesia Borneo
  • Malaya
  • Sulawesi
  • Papuasia New Guinea
Introduced into
  • Europe Southeastern Europe Italy
  • Southwestern Europe Portugal


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 Information From

WCS higher taxonomy
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