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Blyxa japonica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA HYDROCHARITALES HYDROCHARITACEAE

Scientific Name: Blyxa japonica
Species Authority: (Miq.) Maxim. ex Asch. & Gürke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-04-07
Assessor(s): Zhuang, X.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D., Bounphanmy, S., Meng, M., Homsombath, K. & Nophasead, L.
Justification:

This is a widespread species which faces no major threats.It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widespread from tropical to subtropical Asia. It has been recorded from China, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Kalimantan, Irian Jaya to Papua New Guinea. It has been introduced in Europe.
Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, Sichuan, Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan, Zhejiang); Hong Kong; India (Assam); Indonesia (Kalimantan, Papua); Japan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: No population information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It grows in paddy fields, ponds, and ditches.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This plant is commonly used in aquariums and in outdoor water gardens.


Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on its major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation measures are in place.


Citation: Zhuang, X. 2013. Blyxa japonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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