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Common name

English: Water Hyacinth

German: Dickstielige Wasserhyazinthe

Mandarin: 凤眼蓝 (feng yan lan)

Portuguese: Jacinto De Água


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Liliales (109)

        Family: Pontederiaceae (5)(family description)

          Genus: Eichhornia (1)

            Epithet: crassipes (Mart.) Solms (1)

Synonyms: Eichhornia crassicaulis Schltdl., Heteranthera formosa Miq.

crassicaulis => with thick stem

crassipes => with thick stem

formosa => beautiful


Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Eichhornia crassipes at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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