Aquatic plant Species of the World

Shinnersia rivularis

"Mexican Oak Leaf". In many ways it's the "Water Sprite" of the Americas. You'd swear it is the same thing but growing as a stem plant.


It was introduced first as Tonina sp. "Manaus" (via Japan?), later Cavan Allen informed that it's not a Tonina but a Syngonanthus. According to Christel Kasselmann it's likely S. inundatus, therefore it's written with cf. The only known species of the genus Tonina is T. fluviatilis.