by Alka Khare (Validated by P. Santhan) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


ek-in-OH-dor-us — from the Greek echninos (hedgehog) and doros (bag, leather bottle)
pal-ee-FOH-lee-us — from the Greek paleo (pale) and folius (leaves)

commonly known as: Mexican sword-plant

Native of: Brazil  



ID170509phk 1 :  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Id pl. a aquatic plant photographed at Go Green nursery, Karnala

It is Hydrocharis morsus-ranae.

I think this could be the native species Hydrocharis dubia. Leaves of Hydrocharis dubia can be ovate also, like the one seen in … picture. If I am not wrong, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae has only kidney- shaped leaves.
Not sure though…

I had almost assumed this to be a Hydrocharis, but somehow the leaves did not agrees.
It is actually another plant from the same family: Swamp Lily (Ottelia ovalifolia)

Echinodorus palaefolius in view of changed link given by … at  



Requesting to please validate the ID (Echinodorus palaefolius) of this water plant captured at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai in August 2014.

Yes it is Echinodorus palaefolius



Jijamata Udyan, Aug 2014 :: Echinodorus palaefolius :: ARKOCT-15 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Requesting to please validate the ID (Echinodorus palaefolius) of this aquatic plant captured at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai in August 2014.

Yes it is Echinodorus palaefolius

wiki essay says introduced in to India from Mexico

a little searching makes me think it came for fresh water aquarium trade

seems it escaped … thrown down the drain …

now the question is

will it be one more of the cross to bear for Indian water ways like the water hyacinth

is there a regulatory agency that allows/ disallows plats imports and widespread introduction??/

is not there a restriction on imports?



Echinodorus palifolius (Nees & Mart.) J.F.Macbr. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 22 August 2012
Altitude: 40 ft



Plant identification 1 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 2 MB. 
Can someone help in identifying this water plant, please.
Found in Thailand and Maldives.

Echinodorus palifolius (Nees & Mart.) J.F.Macbr. ??  

Echinodorus palifolius is right. Thank you very much …



TMC Biodiversity Park  Thane

Date: April 15, 2018 … Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl

Echinodorus palifolius  (Nees & Mart.) J.F.Macbr.


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