Taxon profile


Holly-leaved Naiad
Najas marina L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Alismatales »  family Hydrocharitaceae »  genus Najas - waternymph

Scientific synonyms

Najas gracilis (Morong) Small
Najas major All.
Najas major var. angustifolia A. Braun ex K. Schum.
Najas marina var. recurvata Dudley

Other names

= Holly-leaf Waternymph
= Holly-leaved Waternymph
= Prickly Naiad
= Prickly Water Nymph
= Spiny Naiad

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Najas marina subsp. armata (H. Lindb.) Horn
subspecies Najas marina subsp. arsenariensis (Maire) L. Triest
subspecies Najas marina subsp. latior (F. Muell. ex K. Schum.) Triest

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Najas marina L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Najas marina L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Najas marina L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Najas marina L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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