Calflora
Taxon  Report   8599    
Limnobium laevigatum  (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Heine  
(no longer an active name)
West indian spongeplant
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Limnobium laevigatum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Family: HYDROCHARITACEAE  
Genus: Limnobium
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands

Habitat: lake-margin

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Limnobium spongia

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hydromystria laevigata
PLANTS: Hydromystria stolonifera
PLANTS: Limnobium spongia ssp. laevigatum
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NOTE: Limnobium laevigatum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Limnobium laevigatum
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LILA7)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).