Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Hydrocharis chevalieri
Species Authority: (De Wild.) Dandy

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-06-29
Assessor(s): Juffe, D.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Riddick, R.
Hydrocharis chevalieri is a common growing aquatic herb. It is widespread and faces no major threats. Assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from Benin to western Central Tropical Africa. Recorded from Benin, Gabon, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Benin; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Shallow waters of swamps, ponds and lakes
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the Central African Republic civil war has caused conservation budgets to be drained and human population in the area to increase. This has caused the WWF ecoregion to be endangered.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Juffe, D. 2010. Hydrocharis chevalieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185237A8372781. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided