Heteranthera reniformis

Family:PONTEDERIACEAE
Species:Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
Common Name:Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:HERE
Plant Notes:Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain is a native herbaceous perennial in the Pickerel Weed family (Pontideriaceae). It occurs throughout most of Alabama. Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain grows on the banks or floating in small, slow-moving streams, in ponds, on the banks of rivers, on mudflats, and in wet roadside ditches. It is a perennial with a creeping stem that roots at the nodes. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, reniform or cordate in outline, entire, and glabrous. The stems and leaves are spongy. Flowers are produced in spikes of 2-8 flowers from the axils of the leaves. The flowers open in early morning and usually wither by afternoon. The flowers are subtended by a spathe. Individual flowers are white in color with a tubular portion and 6 lobes. The tepals are glandular pubescent on the outer surface. The corolla has 6 lobes, with the central lobe being the largest. The central lobe has a yellow and purple-brown spot at its base. There are three stamens. The lateral two stamens are small and have yellow anthers. The central stamen is larger and has a blue anther. The fruit is a capsule with 8-14 winged seed. Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain is sometimes available from nurseries that sell aquatic plants. It can be grown in a pool. Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain has been introduced, and is considered a weed, in Hawaii, Australia, and Italy.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, OBL (NWI), G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyPONTEDERIACEAE - Water-Hyacinth family
Genus Heteranthera
Species Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón - Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain

Citation

Citation HETERANTHERA RENIFORMIS Ruiz López & Pavón, Fl. Peruv. 1: 43, t. 71(a). 1798.
Basionym: **
Type: PERU: Without data (lectotype: Ruiz López & Pavón, Fl. Peruv. Prodr. t. 2. 1794). Lectotypified by R. A. Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Monocot. 449. 1979.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Buchosia aquatica Buchosia aquatica Vellozo, Fl. Flum. 33. 1829 ("1825"). BRAZIL
Heterandra reniformis Heterandra reniformis Palisot de Beauvois, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. 4: 177. 1799. PENNSYLVANIA
Leptanthus peruvianus Leptanthus peruvianus Persoon, Syn. Pl. 1: 56. 1805, nom. illegit.Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz López & Pavón 1798. 
Leptanthus reniformis Leptanthus reniformis (Ruiz López & Pavón) Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 25. 1803.Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz López & Pavón 1798. 
Leptanthus virginicus Leptanthus virginicus Persoon, Syn. Pl. 1: 56. 1805, nom. illegit.Leptanthus reniformis (Ruiz López & Pavón) Michaux 1803; Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz López & Pavón 1798. 
Phrynium reniforme Phrynium reniforme (Ruiz López & Pavón) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 318. 1898.Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz López & Pavón 1798. 
Phrynium reniforme var. acutum Phrynium reniforme (Ruiz López & Pavón) Kuntze, var. acutum (Willdenow) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 318. 1898.Heteranthera acuta Willdenow 1801. 
Schollera reniformis Schollera reniformis (Ruiz López & Pavón) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 719. 1891.Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz López & Pavón 1798. 
Heteranthera acuta Heteranthera acuta Willd., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften 3: 438. 1801.  

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, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Cleburne, Conecuh, Covington, Escambia, Etowah, Hale, Jackson, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pickens, Shelby, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1884 - 2010

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00006951 Choctaw 02 Dec 1978 Robert R. Haynes
6998
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0039910 Covington 30 Jul 2017 Diamond, Alvin R.
27897
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006941 Madison 01 Sep 1979 Russell A. Meigs
244
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000031815 Pickens 03 Oct 2010 Brian R. Keener
6194
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
JSU110390 Lauderdale 20 Jul 1996 R. D. Whetstone
18250
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
JSU110392 Madison 13 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6275
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006956 Mobile 01 Sep 1884 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006946 Tuscaloosa 20 Sep 1977 Dwight K. Bradshaw
164
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006921 Limestone 13 Oct 1969 R. Kral
37861
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0030712 Montgomery 24 Sep 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26863
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
AMAL00002957 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 A. R. Diamond
18215
AMAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AMAL00001992 Cherokee 26 Aug 1995 D. D. Spaulding
8714
AMAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
JSU146105 Cleburne 02 Oct 1992 F. Hutchinson
1061
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AMAL00001993 Madison 24 Aug 1996 S. J. Threlkeld
863
AMAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
JSU110393 Marshall 9 Sep 1991 D. D. Spaulding
870
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006981 Tuscaloosa 01 Nov 1981 Charles N. Horn
457
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AUA_ACC064842 Escambia 24 NOV 2004 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14904
AUA
HETERANTHERA RENIFORMIS RUIZ & PAVON
UNA00006912 Covington 20 Oct 1969 R. Kral
38152
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000012948 Covington 19 Jun 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13370
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AMAL00016355 Escambia 24 Nov 2004 A. R. Diamond
14904
AMAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00064329 Escambia 24 Nov 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14904
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
SAMF0000652 Shelby 10 Sep 2006 Davenport, L. J.
3565
SAMF
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
JSU145756 Calhoun 11 Sep 1992 F. Hutchinson
946
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AMAL00001994 Madison 27 Jul 1996 S. J. Threlkeld
766
AMAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0036084 Blount 06 Jul 2015 Anderson, Kelly
0884
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
UNA00023354 Marengo 20 Sep 1992 David H. Burk
12
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000043246 Montgomery 24 Sep 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26863
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AUA_ACC053431 Jackson 24 JUL 1991 GUNN, SCOTT C.
2039
AUA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006986 Hale 24 Sep 1965 Sherrie E. Maginness
s.n.
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0043179 Baldwin 14 Jul 2007 Larsen, H.S.
1625
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
UNAF0001608 Lauderdale 08 Oct 1986 Reynolds, William
s.n.
UNAF
Heteranthera reniformis Ruíz & Pavón
UWAL0001583 Pickens 03 Oct 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6194
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0005087 Choctaw 18 Oct 1990 Layman, Steven R.
0011
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
UNA00006971 Tuscaloosa 26 Aug 1981 Charles N. Horn
436
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000012949 Escambia 24 Nov 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14904
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006901 Hale 04 Aug 1980 Robert R. Haynes
8066
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AMAL00019994 Baldwin 15 Jun 2013 Howard E. Horne
2268
AMAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000045321 Marengo 10 Aug 2013 J. Kevin England
4451
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz and Pavon
JSU110389 Etowah 18 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7571
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
JSU110391 Madison 13 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6275
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00054341 Blount 17 Jul 1998 Brian R. Keener
1248
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006916 Covington 29 Sep 1979 David L. Nieland
43
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006991 Jackson 02 Aug 1978 Robert R. Haynes
6836
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000012950 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18215
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00065757 Clarke 09 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17060
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
JSU110388 Etowah 18 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7571
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00068714 Blount 29 Aug 1998 Brian R. Keener
1569
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00006917 Clarke 04 Jul 1980 David L. Lentz
26
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000045578 Covington 30 Jul 2017 Alvin R. Diamond
27897
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNA00017441 Lauderdale 28 Jun 1985 Terry Richardson
7
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AUA_ACC052899 Covington 27 JUN 1993 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8695
AUA
HETERANTHERA RENIFORMIS RUIZ & PAVON
JSU110387 Etowah 29 Oct 1994 L. M. Hodge
4047
JSU
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNAF0001609 Lauderdale 09 Jul 1977 Watts, Bill
s.n.
UNAF
Heteranthera reniformis Ruíz & Pavón
UWAL0005424 Limestone 13 Oct 1969 Kral, R.
37861
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
UWAL0039476 Jackson 23 Sep 2014 Webb, David H.
8131
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
UNA00006911 Tuscaloosa 31 Jul 1987 Charles N. Horn
2239
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
TROY000012946 Conecuh 31 Jul 1999 Alvin R. Diamond
11586
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0005086 Blount 29 Aug 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1569
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavn
TROY000012945 Clarke 09 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17060
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AUA_ACC037983 Limestone 13 OCT 1969 KRAL, ROBERT
37861
AUA
HETERANTHERA RENIFORMIS RUIZ & PAVON
TROY000012947 Conecuh 09 Sep 2003 Darryl Searcy
s.n.
TROY
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UNAF0001839 Marshall 06 Aug 2008 Webb, David H.
6799
UNAF
Heteranthera reniformis Ruíz & Pavón
UWAL0013385 Marengo 10 Aug 2013 England, J. Kevin
4451
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
UWAL0039456 Lauderdale 31 Aug 2018 Webb, David H.
8597
UWAL
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavon
UNAF0001607 Lauderdale 17 Jul 1977 Barrett, Michael
s.n.
UNAF
Heteranthera reniformis Ruíz & Pavón
UNA00006961 Tuscaloosa 01 Nov 1981 Charles N. Horn
456
UNA
Heteranthera reniformis Ruiz & Pavón
AUA_ACC044876 Conecuh 12 DEC 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2958
AUA
HETERANTHERA RENIFORMIS RUIZ & PAVON
First Page Previous Page Next Page Last Page
Records per Page: