Echinodorus berteroi

Family (Traditional)Alismataceae
Species:Echinodorus berteroi (Spreng.) Fassett
Common NameUpright Burhead
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Aquatic; General Ecology: Mudflat; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Type: Follicle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: panicle/thyrse; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 13+; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 3; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 9; Stamen Number: 10; Stamen Number: 11; Stamen Number: 12; Stamen Number: 13+; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Alisma rostrata Alisma rostrata Nutt.
Alisma rostratum Alisma rostratum Nutt.
Echinodorus berteroi var. lanceolatus Echinodorus berteroi var. lanceolatus (Engelm. ex S. Wats. & Coult.) Fassett
Echinodorus rostratus Echinodorus rostratus (Nutt.) Engelm. ex A. Gray
Echinodorus rostratus var. lanceolatus Echinodorus rostratus var. lanceolatus Engelm. ex S. Wats. & Coult.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fulton (KY), Henderson (KY), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100744034 Henderson Kentucky Robert Mohlenbrock
Echinodorus berteroi
31234100744042 Fulton Kentucky Raymond Athey
Echinodorus berteroi
31234100719242 Fulton Kentucky Landon E. Mckinney
Echinodorus rostratus
31234100035961 Fulton Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
Echinodorus berteroi
31234100733904 Henderson Kentucky Deborah White
Echinodorus berteroi
31234100036035 Henderson Kentucky Keith Canbrum
Echinodorus rostratus
31234100035979 Fulton Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
Echinodorus rostratus
TENN-V-0014107 Fulton Kentucky
Echinodorus berteroi
TENN-V-0014106 Fulton Kentucky
Echinodorus berteroi
TENN-V-0014070 Shelby Tennessee
Echinodorus berteroi
APSC0071984 Fulton Kentucky
Echinodorus berteroi
APSC0046359 Fulton Kentucky
Echinodorus berteroi
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