|Scientific Name:||Sphenoclea zeylanica|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Lansdown, R.V. & Smith, K.|
Sphenoclea zeylanica is common and widespread, there are no known major threats to the species and it is therefore classed as Least Concern.
Note: This species was erroneously included on The IUCN Red List (version 2014.1) as Data Deficient; the correct assessment is Least Concern.
This species has a pantropical distribution, occurring throughout much of Southeast Asia and parts of Africa, as well as parts of North, Central and South America.
Native:Bangladesh; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Cambodia; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; India (Andaman Is., Assam, Delhi, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Madagascar; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Senegal; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; United States (Alabama - Introduced, Arkansas - Introduced, Florida - Introduced, Georgia - Introduced, Louisiana - Introduced, Mississippi - Introduced, Missouri - Introduced, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas); Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam; Zambia
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This species is very widespread. It is a rice field weed and is introduced throughout much of the southern United States.
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species occurs in seasonally wet areas, on moist soil or on low riverbanks, along ditches, marshes, dry riverbeds and ponds, up to 300 m asl. It is also found in lowland- irrigated and rain-fed rice fields. It can tolerate brackish water.
|Use and Trade:||
In Java, young plants and tips of older plants are steamed and eaten with rice (Datta and Banerjee 1978).
No threats have been reported for this species.
No conservation actions are known or needed for this species.
|Citation:||Mani, S. 2014. Sphenoclea zeylanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.|
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