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Useful Temperate Plants

Zannichellia palustris

L.

Zannichelliaceae

+ Synonyms

Pelta palustris (L.) Dulac

Zannichellia aculeata Schur

Zannichellia brachystemon J.Gay ex Reut.

Zannichellia clausii Tzvelev

Zannichellia cothenetii P.Fourn.

Zannichellia dentata Willd.

Zannichellia digyna J.Gay ex Bréb.

Zannichellia echinata Lojac.

Zannichellia geniculata Gilib.

Zannichellia gibberosa Rchb.

Zannichellia graminifolia Gilib.

Zannichellia indica Morong

Zannichellia intermedia Nielsen

Zannichellia intermedia Torr.

Zannichellia komarovii Tzvelev

Zannichellia laevis C.Presl

Zannichellia lingulata Clavaud

Zannichellia major Boenn. ex Rchb.

Zannichellia marina Nielsen

Zannichellia melitensis Brullo, Giusso & Lanfr.

Zannichellia pedicellata (Rosén & Wahlenb.) Fr.

Zannichellia pedunculata Rchb.

Zannichellia pumila Le Gall

Zannichellia qinghaiensis Y.D.Chen

Zannichellia radicans Wallman

Zannichellia repens Boenn.

Zannichellia rosenii Wallman

Zannichellia stylaris C.Presl

Zannichellia subulata Lojac.

Zannichellia tenuis Reut.

Common Name: Horned Pondweed

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General Information

Zannichellia palustris is a submerged aquatic herb forming dense tangled mats, resembling fine grass; rhizome thin, branching freely; stems erect, to 50 cm long.
A useful plant for stabilizing muddy soils and also for helping in biological water cleaning treatments.
Zannichellia palustris is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2016)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

A cosmopolitan plant, found in most areas of the world with a temperate to subtropical climate

Habitat

Still or slow-flowing fresh water, or in brackish water[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Rivers and pools, on rocky and stony substrate, in fresh to slightly alkaline water 2.5 - 45 cm deep, where it may be locally dominant over small areas; at elevations up to 1,800 metres

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
PollinatorsWater
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


A submerged water plant, it is a useful oxygenator for cool water ponds[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

This plant has proved to be valuable for stabilizing muddy banks and in the purification of polluted water[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a pot submerged in water. The seed is likely to have a short viability if allowed to become dry. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division is easy at almost any time in the growing season[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-09-30. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Zannichellia+palustris>

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