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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Bolivia to SE. & S. Brazil and NE. Argentina. It is has environmental uses.
Elodea densa

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Conservation
Not Evaluated.
Morphology General Habit
Aquatic herb.
Ecology
Alt. 1480 - 2246 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.

[FTEA]

Hydrocharitaceae, David Simpson. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Stems 0.9–3 mm. in diameter, whitish or green.
Morphology Leaves Scale leaves
Scale-like leaves ovate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, light green or brownish.
Morphology Leaves
All other leaves in whorls of 2–5, linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, narrowly acute to subobtuse, 1.5–4 cm. long, 0.15–4.8 mm. wide, light to mid-green.
sex Male
Male flowers:pedicel up to 80 mm. long; sepals ovate to widely ovate, 2.2–3.5(–5) mm. long, 1.5–2.2(–3) mm. wide, greenish; petals elliptic to orbicular, 6–8(–10) mm. long, 3–8 mm. wide, white; stamens up to 6 mm. long; anthers 0.6–0.7(–1.8) mm. long, yellow; filaments club-shaped, contracted below anthers, papillose above, (0.8–)1.1–1.3(–4.5) mm. long, yellow; nectaries ± 0.8 mm. in diameter, the lateral lobes as long as or longer than the central lobes. Male spathe 7.5–13 mm. long, 1.2–4 mm. wide, greenish white, tinged with pink, somewhat translucent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Female spathe 9–14 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide. Male spathe 7.5–13 mm. long, 1.2–4 mm. wide, greenish white, tinged with pink, somewhat translucent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:sepals ovate to widely ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 1.6–3 mm. wide, green; petals widely elliptic to suborbicular, 4–8.5 mm. long, 4–7 mm. wide; staminodes 3, linear, papillose, 0.9–2.4 mm. long, yellow to reddish orange; ovary 2–3 mm. long, 1.1–2.2 mm. wide, containing ± 6 ovules; perianth-tube up to 40 mm. or more long; stigmas 2.4–3.8 mm. long, deeply 2-lobed. Male flowers:pedicel up to 80 mm. long; sepals ovate to widely ovate, 2.2–3.5(–5) mm. long, 1.5–2.2(–3) mm. wide, greenish; petals elliptic to orbicular, 6–8(–10) mm. long, 3–8 mm. wide, white; stamens up to 6 mm. long; anthers 0.6–0.7(–1.8) mm. long, yellow; filaments club-shaped, contracted below anthers, papillose above, (0.8–)1.1–1.3(–4.5) mm. long, yellow; nectaries ± 0.8 mm. in diameter, the lateral lobes as long as or longer than the central lobes.
sex Female
Female flower:sepals ovate to widely ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 1.6–3 mm. wide, green; petals widely elliptic to suborbicular, 4–8.5 mm. long, 4–7 mm. wide; staminodes 3, linear, papillose, 0.9–2.4 mm. long, yellow to reddish orange; ovary 2–3 mm. long, 1.1–2.2 mm. wide, containing ± 6 ovules; perianth-tube up to 40 mm. or more long; stigmas 2.4–3.8 mm. long, deeply 2-lobed. Female spathe 9–14 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 11.5–14.5 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds narrowly ellipsoid, 7.2 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide, brown.
Figures
Fig. 3.
Habitat
Still or slow-flowing freshwater; 360–2400 m.
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 U4 North America, South America

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1480 - 2246 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, acuática
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Uruguay

Introduced into:

Alabama, Algeria, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, Bangladesh, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, El Salvador, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Italy, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Netherlands, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Society Is., South Australia, South Carolina, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is.

Elodea densa (Planch.) Casp. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
32798.000
Jan 1, 1983 Tweedie [s.n.], Argentina Egeria densa K000587185 holotype

First published in Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1857: 49 (1857)

Not accepted by

  • Bonilla-Barbosa, J. & Santamaria Araúz, B. (2010). Flora del Bajío y de regionés adyacentes 168: 1-11. Instituto de ecología A.C. Centro regional del Bajío Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México. [Cited as Egeria densa.]
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève. [Cited as Egeria densa.]

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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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