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Echinodorus berteroi


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Alismataceae
Genus: Echinodorus
Species: E. berteroi



Echinodorus Rich., Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 1: 365. 1815.

  • Type species: Echinodorus berteroi (Spreng.) Fassett, Rhodora 57: 139. 1955)

Note: It is now accepted that this genus is monotypic consisting of only the type species. The others species having been transferred to Aquarius (Christenhusz et al., 2018)





Richard's publication is a nom. subnud., but recommended as validly published by The Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants, see Applequist (2012).



Primary references


Additional references

  • Applequist, W.L. 2012. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 64. Taxon 61(5): 1117. DOI: 10.1002/tax.615019
  • Lehtonen, S. 2008. An integrative approach to species delimitation in Echinodorus (Alismataceae) and the description of two new species. Kew Bulletin 63: 525–563. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-008-9068-0 Paywall ResearchGate Reference page
  • Lehtonen, S. & Myllys, L. 2008. Cladistic analysis of Echinodorus (Alismataceae): simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data Cladistics 24(2): 218–239. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2007.00177.x Open access Reference page
  • Rataj, K. 2004. A New Revision of the Swordplant genus Echinodorus Richard 1848 (Alismataceae). Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, Special Publication No. 1.

Vernacular names

български: Ехинодорус
Deutsch: Schwertpflanzen
English: Swordplant
eesti: Ehhinoodor
suomi: Vesimiekat, miekkalehdet, vitasarpiot
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