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 details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
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  
Baker FLAS  
Calhoun USF  
Hernando USF  
Highlands USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Jackson FSU  
Lake USF  
Leon USF  
Madison FSU  
Marion USF  
Okaloosa FSU  
Santa Rosa FSU  
St. Lucie FLAS  
Taylor FSU  
Volusia USF  
Washington FLAS  


– Denotes synonyms that are applicable to the state. Show these synonyms only

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.  


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Leon Co. 09 Aug 1976 R. K. Godfrey 75354
USA Florida Highlands Co. 14 Aug 1993 S. L. Orzell 22232
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 21 Sep 2007 S. Dickman s.n.
USA Florida Lake Co. 08 May 1980 R. F. Daubenmire s.n.
USA Florida Calhoun Co. 18 Jul 1992 S. L. Orzell 20263
USA Florida Leon Co. 26 Oct 1976 R. K. Godfrey 75707
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 12 Nov 2015 S. Dickman s.n.
Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad 11 Aug 1961 W. D. Richardson 2016
USA Georgia Ware Co. 30 Nov 1979 B. Bosserman s.n.
USA Florida Hernando Co. 06 Jul 1963 C. F. Caudle 3469
USA Florida Hernando Co. 06 Jul 1963 C. F. Caudle 3469 Sheet 2 of 3.
USA Florida Hernando Co. 06 Jul 1963 C. F. Caudle 3469 Sheet 3 of 3.
USA Florida Marion Co. 04 Jun 1963 C. F. Caudle 1995
USA Florida Volusia Co. 21 Feb 1976 M. L. Gilbert s.n.
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