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Blyxa is a genus of an aquatic plant of the family Hydrocharitaceae described as a genus in 1806.[2][3]

Blyxa
Blyxa echinosperma et al.JPG
Blyxa echinosperma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Subfamily: Anacharioideae
Genus: Blyxa
Thouars ex Rich
Synonyms[1]
  • Diplosiphon Decne.
  • Hydrotrophus C.B.Clarke
  • Enhydrias Ridl.
  • Blyxopsis Kuntze

It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Madagascar, and Australia.[1][4][5]

Species[1]
  1. Blyxa aubertii A. Rich. - China, Japan, Korea, Indian Subcontinent, SE Asia, New Guinea, N Australia, Caroline Islands, Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique
  2. Blyxa echinosperma (C.B.Clarke) Hook.f. - China, Japan, Korea, Indian Subcontinent, SE Asia, New Guinea, N Australia
  3. Blyxa hexandra C.D.K.Cook & Luond - central Africa
  4. Blyxa japonica (Miq.) Maxim. ex Asch. & Gürke - China, Japan, Korea, Indian Subcontinent, SE Asia, New Guinea
  5. Blyxa javanica Hassk. - Java
  6. Blyxa leiosperma Koidz. - Japan, Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang
  7. Blyxa novoguineensis Hartog - Papua New Guinea
  8. Blyxa octandra (Roxb.) Planch. ex Thwaites - China, Indian Subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, New Guinea
  9. Blyxa quadricostata Hartog - Myanmar, Thailand
  10. Blyxa radicans Ridl. - central Africa
  11. Blyxa senegalensis Dandy - West Africa
  12. Blyxa vietii C.D.K.Cook & Luond - Vietnam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". apps.kew.org. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  2. ^ Thouars, Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-. 1806. Genera Nova Madagascariensia 4
  3. ^ "Tropicos | Name - !Blyxa Noronha ex Thouars". www.tropicos.org. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  4. ^ Cook, C.D.K. and R. Luond (1983) A revision of the genus Blyxa (Hydrocharitaceae). Aquatic Botany 15: 1–52
  5. ^ "Blyxa in Flora of China @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org. Retrieved 2017-01-31.