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Kingdom: Plantae (2666)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2580)

    Class: Liliopsida (393)

      Order: Alismatales (9)

        Family: Hydrocharitaceae (4)(family description)

          Genus: Blyxa (1)

            Epithet: aubertii Rich. (1)

Synonyms: Blyxa ceylanica Hook.f., Blyxa ecaudata Hayata, Blyxa griffithii Planch. ex Hook.f., Blyxa malayana Ridl., Blyxa muricata Koidz., Blyxa oryzetorum (Decne.) Hook.f., Blyxa zeylanica Hook.f., Diplosiphon oryzetorum Decne.

ecaudata => without cauda (tail)

griffithii => in honor of either, William Griffiths (1810–45), English botanist, Superintendent of Calcutta Botanic Garden, or of J. E. Griffith (1843–1933) of Bangor, Wales

muricata => full of rough, short, sharp points

zeylanica => from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

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