Cabomba caroliniana A.Gray


Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 4: 46 (1848) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Stems 1–2 mm diam. Submerged leaves c. 6–7 cm across when evenly spread, 3–7 times divided, segments terete, all but primary divisions usually dichotomous; petioles to c. 2 cm long; floating leaves not observed. Perianth segments 5–10 mm long, white with yellow bases, drying dark reddish-black or purplish; stamens 6, filaments c. 4 mm long; carpels usually 3, ovules usually 3 per carpel. Fruit with recurved pedicel. Flowers Apr.

*GipP, *MuM, *Strz, *VRiv. Common aquarium plant which has become naturalised in Lake Nagambie and in a farm dam near Foster.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Cabombaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-02-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Nymphaeanae
order Nymphaeales
family Cabombaceae
genus Cabomba
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cabomba caroliniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cabomba caroliniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present introduced
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present introduced

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