Limnobium spongia

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyHydrocharitaceae
Family (Traditional)Hydrocharitaceae
GenusLimnobium
SpeciesLimnobium spongia (Bosc) Rich. ex Steud.
Common NameAmerican spongeplant
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Aquatic;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Floating; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Green ;
*Average C-Value: 7.7
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Ballard (KY), Fulton (KY), Crockett (TN), Gibson (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Obion (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1971 - 1995

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100094992 Ballard Kentucky Timothy J. Weckman
EKY
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014653 Crockett Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014657 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014661 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014663 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014660 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014685 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014838 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014668 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014665 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014656 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014666 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
UCHT001575 Fulton Kentucky Raymond Athey
UCHT
Limnobium spongia
007382 Obion Tennessee
BOON
Limnobium spongia
APSC0038458 Fulton Kentucky 19 Aug 1979 Raymond Athey
APSC
Limnobium spongia
31234100095007 Obion Tennessee 30 Sep 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
2123
EKY
Limnobium spongia
31234100095031 Obion Tennessee 02 Oct 1971 Elizabeth M. Browne
71K1.4
EKY
Limnobium spongia
31234100095023 Fulton Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014667 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014658 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014662 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014659 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014664 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014655 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
TENN-V-0014654 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Limnobium spongia
APSC0091311 Lake Tennessee
APSC
Limnobium spongia
APSC0117050 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Limnobium spongia
HTTU032844 Ballard Kentucky
HTTU
Limnobium spongia
UTM00145 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Limnobium spongia
UTM00146 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Limnobium spongia
UTM00147 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Limnobium spongia
UTM02674 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Limnobium spongia
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Limnobium spongia - Milo Pyne
Limnobium spongia - Milo Pyne