Vallisneria americana

Family:HYDROCHARITACEAE
Species:Vallisneria americana Michaux
Common Name:American Eelgrass; Tapegrass; Water Celery
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:VAAM3
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, OBL (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyHYDROCHARITACEAE - Tape-Grass family
Genus Vallisneria
Species Vallisneria americana Michaux - American Eelgrass; Tapegrass; Water Celery

Citation

Citation VALLISNERIA AMERICANA Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 220. 1803.
Basionym: **
Type: "fluminie Mississipi", without data, Michaux s.n. (lectotype: P). Lectotypified by Lowden, Aquatic Bot. 13: 289. 1982.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Vallisneria asiatica Vallisneria asiatica Miki, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 48: 329. 1934.  
Vallisneria asiatica var. higoensis Vallisneria asiatica Miki, var. higoensis Miki, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 48: 330. 1934. JAPAN: Kiushu: Prov. Higo, Edzuko, 29 Apr 1927, Miki s.n. (holotype: ?).
Vallisneria gigantea var. higoensis Vallisneria gigantea Graebner, var. higoensis (Miki) Kitamura, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 22: 74. 1966.Vallisneria asiatica Miki, var. higoensis Miki 1934. 
Vallisneria higoensis Vallisneria higoensis (Miki) Ohwi, Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus. 26: 1. 1949.Vallisneria asiatica Miki, var higoensis Miki 1934. 
Vallisneria natans var. higoensis Vallisneria natans (Loureiro) H. Hara, var. higoensis (Miki) H. Hara, J. Jap. Bot. 49: 136. 1974.Vallisneria asiatica Miki, var. higoensis Miki 1934. 
Vallisneria neotropicalis Vallisneria neotropicalis Victorin, Contr. Inst. Bot. Univ. Montreal 46: 34. 1943. CUBA: Matanzas: Cienaga de Zapata, Río Negro, 24 Feb 1941, Victorin et al. 19552 (holotype: MT; isotypes: GH, NY).
Vallisneria spiralis var. subulispatha Vallisneria spiralis Linnaeus, var. subulispatha Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 7: 6. 1931.  
Vallisneria spiralis var. americana Vallisneria spiralis Linnaeus, var. americana (Michaux) Torrey, Comp. Fl. N. Middle Stat. 365. 1826, basionym not directly cited, comb. inval.?.Vallisneria americana Michaux 1803. 
Vallisneria subulispatha Vallisneria subulispatha (Makino) Koidzumi, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 3: 147. 1934.Vallisneria spiralis Linnaeus, var. subulispatha Makino 1931. 
Vallisneria spiralis    

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: Baldwin, Colbert, Covington, Franklin, Houston, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Marshall, Mobile, Morgan, Shelby

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1885 - 1982

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
SAMF0000406 Shelby 27 May 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2561
SAMF
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0043860 Baldwin 10 Jul 2000 Larsen, Harry S.
472
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Mich.
UWAL0043861 Baldwin 17 Apr 2001 Larsen, Harry S.
721
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Mich.
AMAL00008525 Mobile 28 Oct 1997 Stout, Judy
s.n.
AMAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
TROY000025686 Jackson 24 Sep 1980 Kral, Robert
66398
TROY
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0047292 Limestone 10 Oct 2019 Webb, David H.
8840
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0051794 Jackson 11 Aug 2018 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15554
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UNA00061901 Mobile 28 Oct 1997 Stout, Judy
s.n.
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0004558 Jackson 24 Sep 1980 Kral, Robert
66398
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Mx.
USAM000007341 Baldwin 09 Jun 1969 Kral, Robert
35178
USAM
Vallisneria americana Michaux
AUA_ACC_10237 Lee 3 Aug 1962 Swingle, W.E.
AUA
Vallisneria Americana Michx.
USAM000007338 Baldwin 14 Aug 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9397
USAM
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0039376 Colbert 31 Aug 2017 Webb, David H.
8471
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0050557 Lauderdale 25 Aug 2018 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15635
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
USAM000007340 Baldwin 06 Aug 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9359
USAM
Vallisneria americana Michaux
AUA_ACC_5331 Lee 7 Jul 1968 Bayne, D.R.
AUA
Vallisneria Americana Michx.
UNA00025204 Jackson 02 Aug 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6834a
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0038236 Mobile 11 Oct 1975 LeLong, Michel G.
8817
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0049738 Jackson 05 Aug 2010 Webb, David H.
7433
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
AMAL00000985 Franklin 06 Apr 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11139
AMAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UNA00025206 14 Jun 1885 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
ALNHS00004236 Marshall 09 Nov 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2671
ALNHS
Vallisneria americana Michx.
TROY000010846 Mobile 24 Jun 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12148
TROY
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0051702 Marshall 06 Oct 2018 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15749
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
JSU114499 Lee 8 Aug 1968 Johnson, Stephen C.
X-49-117
JSU
Vallisneria americana Michaux
JSU114497 Jackson 22 May 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
724
JSU
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UNA00025205 Baldwin 09 Oct 1977 Davenport, Lawrence J.
242
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0049750 Morgan 28 Aug 2019 Webb, David H.
8736
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0039463 Lauderdale 10 Oct 2014 Webb, David H.
8191
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UNA00065173 Shelby 27 May 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2561
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
AMAL00012397 Jackson 24 Sep 1980 Kral, Robert
66398
AMAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
AUA_ACC_10237A Lee 3 Aug 1962 Swingle, W.E.
AUA
Vallisneria Americana Michx.
TROY000010844 Baldwin 30 Oct 2003 Stinson, Jonathan
2
TROY
Vallisneria americana Michaux
TROY000047264 Mobile 11 Oct 1975 Lelong, Michel G.
8817
TROY
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0049900 Limestone 28 Aug 2019 Webb, David H.
8740
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0051782 Morgan 19 Aug 2018 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15571
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
AUA_ACC_1227 Baldwin 29 Oct 1954 Moore, William H.
AUA
Vallisneria Americana Michx.
UNA00025203 Baldwin 06 Nov 1982 Haynes, Robert R.
8693
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
JSU114498 Jackson 17 Aug 1975 Whetstone, R. David
6683
JSU
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UNAF0001758 Marshall 07 Sep 2011 Webb, David H.
7790
UNAF
Vallisneria americana Michaux
TROY000049446 Covington 22 Sep 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
29112
TROY
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UNA00067453 Limestone 24 Oct 2007 Webb, David
6704
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UNA00025202 Jackson 07 Jul 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6603
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0049619 Colbert 17 Oct 2019 Webb, David H.
8846
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
TROY000010845 Covington 25 Jun 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13413
TROY
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0049968 Covington 22 Sep 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
29112
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michaux
USAM000007339 Baldwin 20 Oct 1975 LeLong, Michel G.
8858
USAM
Vallisneria americana Michaux
UWAL0050550 Lawrence 19 Aug 2018 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15600
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0049586 Jackson 13 Jun 2007 Webb, David H.
6603
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0049652 Lauderdale 08 Oct 2019 Webb, David H.
8828
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
ALNHS00004236 Marshall 09 Nov 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2671
ALNHS
Vallisneria americana Michx.
ALNHS00004994 Houston 05 Nov 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
DTP-300
ALNHS
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UNA00025207 Shelby 24 Sep 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6926
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
AMAL00000986 Jackson 02 Aug 1978 Haynes, Robert R.
6834
AMAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
USAM000007337 Baldwin 09 Jul 1979 Dowling, Hugh M.
221
USAM
Vallisneria americana Michaux
AUA_ACC_66234 Shelby 27 May 1988 Davenport, L.J.
2561
AUA
Vallisneria Americana Michx.
UNA00067452 Morgan 27 Sep 2007 Webb, David
6697
UNA
Vallisneria americana Michx.
ALNHS00003596 Baldwin 27 Aug 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2010
ALNHS
Vallisneria americana Michx.
UWAL0049758 Limestone 18 Sep 2019 Webb, David H.
8772
UWAL
Vallisneria americana Michx.
AUA000039513 Mobile Jul 1964 Addison, Joseph H.
AUA
Vallisneria Americana Michx.
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