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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Alismataceae
Genus: Hydrocleys
Species: H. martii – H. mattogrossensis – H. modesta – H. nymphoides – H. parviflora

Hydrocleys Rchb., 1828

Vespuccia Parl., 1854


Parlatore, Filippo (1854) Nuov. Gen. Sp. 55.
Reichenbach, (Heinrich Gottlieb) Ludwig (1828) Conspectus Regni Vegetabilis, 45.


Hassler, M. 2018. Hydrocleys. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Hydrocleys. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 02 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Hydrocleys in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02. 2018. Hydrocleys. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Hydrocleys in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02. Reference page.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Hydrocleys. .

Hydrocleys is a genus of aquatic plants in the Alismataceae, native to the Western Hemisphere, though one is naturalized elsewhere and sold as an ornamental for decorative ponds and artificial aquatic habitats.[2] At present (May 2014), five species are recognized:[3]

Image Scientific name Distribution
Angiosperma Aquática na Caatinga Paraibana.jpg Hydrocleys martii Seub. in C.F.P.von Martius Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
Hydrocleys mattogrossensis (Kuntze) Holm-Niels. & R.R.Haynes Brazil, Bolivia
Hydrocleys modesta Pedersen Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay
Hydrocleys nymphoides - flower view 02.jpg Hydrocleys nymphoides (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Buchenau widespread across South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and the Netherlands Antilles. Also naturalized in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas[4][5][6]
Hydrocleys parviflora Seub. in C.F.P.von Martius Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil


Richard, Louis Claude Marie. 1815. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 1: 368
"Hydrocleys". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
Biota of North America Program Image
Australia, Atlas of Living. "Hydrocleys nymphoides | Atlas of Living Australia". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
"Hydrocleys nymphoides | SANBI". Retrieved 2017-01-30.

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