Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

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, 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.

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

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-02-02
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Nymphaeanae
order Nymphaeales
family Cabombaceae
genus Cabomba
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Northern Territory