Blyxa octandra 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Blyxa octandra (Roxb) Planch. ex Thwaites
Taxonomic Notes: This plant has been considered as a synonym of Blyxa aubertii in the past but they are both now considered as individual species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-12-13
Assessor(s): Juffe Bignoli, D.
Reviewer(s): Homsombath, K., Bounphanmy, S. & Allen, D.J.
This aquatic plant has been recorded in some countries from India to northern Australia. Although its geographic range is wide it is not clear whether this species is common or not. However, no threats have been reported. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. More research on this species populations and threats is recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This plant is found from India to northern Australia. It has been recorded from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Coral Sea Is. Territory, Northern Territory, Western Australia); Bangladesh; India; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea (main island group)); Sri Lanka; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:This species is not common throughout its range. Number of populations and occurrence are not clear. For example, it was described as widespread but localised in occurrence in India (Cook 1980). This is an old reference and needs to be supported by up to date information.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It grows totally submerged with emergent flowers. It can be found in rice fields and channels, also in marshy grounds.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The genus Blyxa is used for aquariums. However, there is no specific use for this particular species.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place. More research is needed to determine population trends and threats.

Citation: Juffe Bignoli, D. 2011. Blyxa octandra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T169029A6564343. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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