Genus: Eichhornia

Eichhornia crassipes
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Last Modified 03/20/2013

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Eichhornia Kunth, Eichhornia, 3. 1842.

List of Eichhornia Species

References to Eichhornia

  • Barrett, S. C. H. 1988. Evolution of breeding systems in Eichhornia (Pontederiaceae): a review. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 741-60.
  • Gopal, B. 1987. Water hyacinth. Aquatic plant studies 1. Elsevier, Amsterdam. , 471 pages.
  • Haynes, R. R. 1988. Reproductive biology of selected aquatic plants. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 805-810.
  • Knapp, A. K.; Carter, G. A. 1998. Variability in leaf optical properties among 26 species from a broad range of habitats. Amer. J. Bot. 85: 940-946.
  • Kohn, J. R. 1996. Reconstruction of the evolution of reproductive characters in Pontederiaceae using phylogenetic evidence from chloroplast DNA restriction-site variation. Evolution 50: 1454-1469.
  • Lindsey, K; Hirt, H. M. 1999. Use water hyacinth! A practical handbook of uses for the water hyacinth from across the world. Anamed, Winnenden, Germany. , 115 pages.
  • Mack, R. N. 1991. The commercial seed trade: an early disperser of weeds in the United States. Econ. Bot. 45: 257-273.
  • Mitchell, D. S.; Thomas, P.A. 1972. Ecology of waterweeds in the neotropics, an ecological survey of Eichhornia crassipes and Salvinia species and their natural enemies in the neotopics. Tech. Pap. Hydrology 12: 1-50.
  • Rosatti, T. J. 1987. The genera of Pontederiaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 68: 35-71.
  • Simpson, D.; Sanderson, H. 2002. Eichhornia crassipes: Pontederiaceae. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 19: 28-34.
  • Simpson, M. G. 1987. Pollen ultrastructure of the Pontederiaceae, evidence for exine homology with the Haemodoraceae. Grana 26: 113-126.
  • Strange, A.; Rudall, P. J.; Prychid, C. J. 2004. Comparative floral anatomy of Pontederiaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 144: 395-408.