Eleocharis confervoides

Species:Eleocharis confervoides (Poir.)Steud.
Plant Notes:This species had frequently been placed in the monotypic genus Websteria. DNA work places this species in Eleocharis; furthermore, the submersed, branched habit is not unique to E. confervoides and is found in other African species of Eleocharis (Hinchliff et al. 2010).
Status:Native, OBL (DEP), OBL (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Genus Eleocharis
Species Eleocharis confervoides (Poir.)Steud. - ALGAL BULRUSH


Citation ELEOCHARIS CONFERVOIDES (Poiret) Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 82. 1855.
Basionym: Scirpus confervoides Poiret 1804.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Alachua FLAS  
Calhoun USF  
Hernando FLAS  
Highlands USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Jackson FSU  
Lake USF  
Leon USF  
Marion FLAS  
Okaloosa FSU  
Santa Rosa FSU  
St. Lucie FLAS  
Volusia NY-Lit Lit-NY: S. H. Wright, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 14: 135. 1887.


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Baeothyron confervoides Baeothyron confervoides (Poiret) A. Dietrich, Sp. Pl. 2: 94. 1833.BASIONYM: Scirpus confervoides Poiret 1804. 
Dulichium confervoides Dulichium confervoides (Poiret) Alston, in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: 310. 1931.BASIONYM: Scirpus confervoides Poiret 1804. 
Scirpus confervoides Scirpus confervoides Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl. 6: 755. 1804. TYPE: MADAGASCAR:
Scirpus submersus Scirpus submersus C. Wright, in Sauvalle, Anales Acad. Ci. Med. Habana 8: 79. 1871. TYPE: CUBA:
Websteria confervoides Websteria confervoides (Poiret) S. S. Hooper, Kew Bull. 26: 582. 1972.BASIONYM: Scirpus confervoides Poiret 1804. 
Websteria limnophila Websteria limnophila S. H. Wright, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 14: 135. 1887. TYPE: FLORIDA: Volusia Co.:
Websteria submersa Websteria submersa (C. Wright) Britton, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 16: 99. 1888.BASIONYM: Scirpus submersus C. Wright 1871. 
Rhynchospora ruppioides Rhynchospora ruppioides Bentham, in Hooker, Icon. Pl. 14: 31, t. 1344. 1881.