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Taxonomic Details for Eichhornia crassipes

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomPlantae
SubkingdomViridiplantae
InfrakingdomStreptophyta
SuperdivisionEmbryophyta
DivisionTracheophyta
SubdivisionSpermatophytina
ClassMagnoliopsida
SuperorderLilianae
OrderCommelinales
FamilyPontederiaceae
GenusEichhornia
SpeciesEichhornia crassipes
Common Name: common water-hyacinth, water hyacinth, floating waterhyacinth, floating water hyacinth, jacinthe d'eau, jacinto de agua, lirio acuatico, mbekambekairanga, common water hyacinth
Authority: (Mart.) Solms
ITIS TSN: 42623   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Eichhornia crassipes
Water hyacinth is a problematic invasive in freshwater habitats. Photo Steve Pennings

Eichhornia crassipes
Water hyacinth flower. Photo Steve Pennings

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.