Assam; China North-Central; China South-Central; China Southeast; India; Iraq; Japan; Korea; Manchuria; Nansei-shoto; Nepal; Primorye; Taiwan; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Iraq, India to Russian Far East as per WCSP;

Vallisneria natans (Lour.) Hara [Hydrocharitaceae]:
Name: Vallisneria natans (Lour.) Hara
Family: Hydrocharitaceae

Location Bhavanisagar dam; Erode dist., TN
Date: 08 Feb 2011

– You got the flowers too.

– .. the pedicels were spirally coiled and when straightened extends up to 20 cm

ID required please..from Punjab, Pakistan : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
please identify the species of Vallisneria from stream of Shakargarh, Punjab, Lahore.

Thanks, …, Pl. check comparative images at
What are the species reported from your area?  

Thank you Sir. We have V.spiralis reported from Pakistan. It looks somehow different thats why need confirmation.

What about Vallisneria natans ?
It has been reported from Iraq, India to Russian Far East as per WCSP.

Thank you Sir Garg. I captured some more photographs recently, will send today.

Looks like V. natans to me.

Please take good quality photographs for pictorial identity. Is V. natans is a recomended species from your site of collection? Please consult relevant flora.

These are some more photographs of Vallisneria sp. please have a look and suggest.
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Vallisneria natans for validation:
Request for validation of Vallisneria natans from a water body in Bilaspur. Photographed in January, 2023.

Yes, possible as per images at