Limnobium laevigatum

Family Hydrocharitaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesFrogbit
SynonymsHydrocharella echinospora Spruce ex Benth. & Hook.f.; Hydrocharis stolonifera (G.Mey.) Kuntze; Hydromystria laevigata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Hunz.; Hydromystria sinclairii (Benth.) Hauman; Hydromystria stolonifera G.Mey.; Jalambicea repens Cerv.; Limnobium bogotense (H.Karst.) Delay; Limnobium sinclairii Benth.; Limnobium spongia subsp. laevigatum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Lowden; Limnobium stoloniferum (G.Mey.) Griseb.; Salvinia laevigata Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.; Trianea bogotensis H.Karst.; Trianea neovisae Romero
Growth formAquatic, Herb
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril, Adhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)0.6
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America, North America, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)QLD
Exotic range (other)North America, Asia, Africa
Habitat types (exotic)Water bodies
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic
Decade of introduction2000

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Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 300246261261228
RCP 8.5 2050 3063262612201228
RCP 8.5 2070 3063063012161230

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information