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Euryale ferox

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA NYMPHAEALES NYMPHAEACEAE

Scientific Name: Euryale ferox
Species Authority: Salisb.
Common Name/s:
English Gorgon, Prickly Water Lily

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-04-18
Assessor/s: Zhuang, X.
Reviewer/s: Homsombath, K., Meng, M., Bounphanmy, S. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Justification:

This species covers a wide geographic range. It is mostly a cultivated plant and is extensively used in China for several purposes such as food or medicine. No major threats to this species have been reported. It is listed as Least Concern.


History:
2011 Least Concern
2010 Least Concern (IUCN 2011.1)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: An eastern and south Asian species, it is widespread and recorded from the Russian Federation (Primorye), China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal), Japan (Honshu, Kyushu), Republic of Korea, Taiwan (Province of Thailand), Bangladesh and Myanmar (Wu et al. 2007, USDA 2010).
Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; China (Anhui, Beijing, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tianjin, Yunnan, Zhejiang); India (Assam, Bihar, Jammu-Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Japan (Honshu, Kyushu); Korea, Republic of; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Russian Federation (Primoryi); Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:

No population information on this species.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It grows in ponds and lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No information on its major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions required.

Citation: Zhuang, X. 2011. Euryale ferox. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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