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Blyxa aubertii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA HYDROCHARITALES HYDROCHARITACEAE

Scientific Name: Blyxa aubertii
Species Authority: Rich.
Common Name(s):
English Round Fruit Blyxa
Taxonomic Notes:


Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-22
Assessor(s): Gupta, A.K.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D., Bounphanmy, S. & Homsombath, K.
Justification:
Fairly common in its area of occurrence. Cultivated as aquarium plant and also eaten locally in Indo-Burma region. No major threats have been reported. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is native to Africa, tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland); Bangladesh; Cambodia; China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanghai, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang); Hong Kong; India; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Maluku, Sumatera); Japan; Korea, Republic of; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: This species is fairly common throughout its range. It is not very common in China and when found it forms small populations.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in shallow waters and marshes in Australia and into south-east Asia. In Asia it is also found in paddy fields, ditches and even wells.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is cultivated as an background aquarium plant. In Viet Nam and Lao PDR it is used as a vegetable also.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats have been reported.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures in place or needed.

Citation: Gupta, A.K. 2013. Blyxa aubertii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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