Cabomba caroliniana

Family:CABOMBACEAE
Species:Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
Common Name:Carolina Fanwort
Habitat:Slow moving creeks.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:CACA
Plant Notes:Carolina Fanwort is a native perennial herbaceous aquatic species in the Water-Shield family (Cabombaceae). It can be found in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. Carolina Fanwort occurs in ponds and lakes, slow moving streams and rivers, ox bows and canals, and in beaver ponds. Carolina Fanwort has opposite, petiolate, floating or submersed leaves. The submersed leaves are di- or trichotomously branched into linear segments. The floating leaves appear only during flowering. They are sagittate and inconspicuous. Flowers are solitary from the axils of the leaves. The flowers are held above the surface of the water. Each flower has 3 petaloid sepals and 3 petals. The sepals are white or purplish. The petals are similar in color, but with prominent yellow nectar-bearing auricles at their base. The fruit is a leathery follicle with 1-3 ovoid seed. Carolina Fanwort is a popular aquarium and pool plant. It is available from most nurseries selling aquatic plants. Under some circumstances it can become aggressive and clog waterways. The finely dissected leaves provide habitat and cover for many aquatic species. It is a popular species for use as a spawning site for goldfish.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, OBL (NWI), G3G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCABOMBACEAE - Water-Shield family
Genus Cabomba
Species Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray - Carolina Fanwort

Citation

Citation CABOMBA CAROLINIANA A. Gray, Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 4: 46. 1837.
Basionym: **
Type: **

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cabomba caroliniana var. pulcherrima Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray, var. pulcherrima R. M. Harper, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30: 328. 1903.GEORGIA: Decatur Co.: Can Water Pond, 13 Aug 1901, Harper 1209 (holotype: ?; isotype: NY). 
Cabomba pulcherrima Cabomba pulcherrima (R. M. Harper) Fassett, Castanea 18: 121. 1953.Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray, var. pulcherrima R. M. Harper 1903. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Covington, Geneva, Hale, Jackson, Lee, Limestone, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UNAF, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2010 - 2010

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
71708AUA_ACC Mobile 19 JUN 2013 BARGER, T. WAYNE
SP1105
AUA
CABOMBA CAROLINIANA GRAY
UNA00031688 Tuscaloosa 14 Sep 1977 John H. Wiersema
270
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
USAM000003328 Mobile 24 Jun 1969 Michel G. Lelong
5127
USAM
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UWAL0039445 Marshall 23 May 2018 Webb, David H.
8571
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UNA00031613 Hale 11 Sep 1980 John H. Wiersema
2062
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UNAF0001779 Limestone 15 Nov 2011 Webb, David H.
7953
UNAF
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UWAL0039411 Marshall 18 Jul 2018 Webb, David H.
8586
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
TROY000044120 Geneva 25 Aug 2016 Cameron Byrd
67
TROY
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UNA00050035 Covington 20 May 1998 John R. MacDonald
11221
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
70524AUA_ACC Hale 26 SEP 2010 KEENER, BRIAN R.
6171
AUA
CABOMBA CAROLINIANA GRAY
UWAL0038238 Mobile 11 Oct 1975 LeLong, Michel G.
8823
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
USAM000003327 Mobile 17 Nov 1975 Michel G. Lelong
8922
USAM
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
USAM000003326 Baldwin 15 Jun 1981 Michel G. Lelong
12074
USAM
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UNA00031604 Mobile _ Jul 1884 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UWAL0037853 Limestone 04 Jul 2017 Spaulding, Daniel D.
14819
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
TROY000042319 Montgomery 10 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23507
TROY
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
SAMF0000930 Hale 26 Sep 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6171
SAMF
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
TROY000032228 Hale 26 Sep 2010 Brian R. Keener
6171
TROY
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UWAL0039474 Jackson 10 Jul 2017 Webb, David H.
8471
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UWAL0001572 Hale 26 Sep 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6171
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
TROY000039837 Geneva 25 Aug 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24479
TROY
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UNA00031633 Tuscaloosa 19 Oct 1977 John H. Wiersema
326
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
AMAL00020120 Montgomery 17 Sep 2012 Dan Spaulding
13583
AMAL
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UWAL0012564 Montgomery 17 Sep 2012 Spaulding, Dan
13583
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UNA00031683 Autauga 15 Sep 1979 Russell A. Meigs
281
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UWAL0039576 Geneva 25 Aug 2016 Byrd, Cameron
67
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
5374AUA_ACC Lee 17 JUL 1954 WRIGHT, THOMAS W.
AUA
CABOMBA CAROLINIANA GRAY
AMAL00000305 Hale 26 Sep 2010 Brian R. Keener
6171
AMAL
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UNA00031628 Tuscaloosa 12 May 1981 Charles N. Horn
314
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UNA00031638 Mobile 2 Jun 1978 Robert R. Haynes
6547
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UWAL0014967 Montgomery 10 Oct 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23507
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
UWAL0014127 Geneva 25 Aug 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24479
UWAL
Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray
UNA00031698 Mobile 14 Jun 1870 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Cabomba caroliniana Gray
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