Cabomba Aublet

Cabomba is a genus of five species from warm temperate America. All are aquatic herbs and several are cultivated as aquarium plants (oxygenators), also in Europe (Alexander 1989). Especially Cabomba caroliniana is increasingly reported as a pest species in the warmer parts of the world (for instance in Australia).


Alexander J.C.M. (1989) Cabomba. In: Walters S.M. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 405.

Fassett N.C. (1953) A monograph of Cabomba. Castanea 18: 116-128.

Leslie A.J. (1986) A literature review of Cabomba. Report, Bureau of Aquatic Plant Research and Control. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Tallahassee, FL: 18 p.

Moseley M.F., Jr., Mehta I.J., Williamson P.S. & Kosakai H. (1984) Morphological studies of the Nymphaeaceae (sensu lato). XIII. Contributions to the vegetative and floral structure of Cabomba. Am. J. Bot. 71: 902-924.

Ørgaard M. (1991) The genus Cabomba (Cabombaceae). A taxonomic study. Nord. J. Bot. 11: 179-203.

Ørgaard M., van der Bruggen H.W.E. & van der Vlugt P.J. (1992) Die Familie Cabombaceae (Cabomba und Brasenia). Aqua Planta Sonderheft 3: 43 p.

Van der Bruggen H.W.E. (1974) Cabomba-soorten in het aquarium. Aquarium (Netherlands) 44(7): 176-178.

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