Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau

Common name

English: Yellow Velvetleaf

Mandarin: 黄花蔺 (huang hua lin)

Portuguese: Mureré

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Alismatales (8)

        Family: Alismataceae (4) (family description)

          Genus: Limnocharis (1)

           Epithet: flava (L.) Buchenau (3)

Synonyms: Alisma flavum L., Damasonium flavum (L.) Mill., Limnocharis emarginata Humb. & Bonpl., Limnocharis plumieri Rich.

emarginata => with notched margin

flava => pure yellow

flavum => pure yellow

plumieri => in honor of Charles Plumier (1646-1704), French botanist

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Limnocharis flava at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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