Specimen Information

Najas marina
Najas marina
(spiny waternymph)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID257071
Common Namespiny waternymph
LocalityWaikiki, Oahu
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameOahu
HUC8 Number20060000
HUC10 Number2006000003
Collection Day29
Collection Month4
Collection Year1905
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16075
Author:Orli, S., R. Russell, M. Toner, and E. Gardner.
Title:United States National Herbarium (US)
Publisher:Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution
Reference 2
Ref. Number:35305
Author:Shannon, R.K., and W.L. Wagner
Title:New records of Hawaiian flowering plants primarily from the United States National Herbarium
Journal:Bishop Museum Occasional Papers
Comments"Although it cannot be determined with certainty, we hypothesize that there was a population of N. marina L. around Waikiki prior to the construction of the Ala Wai Canal. When the canal was built during the 1920s (Glenn & McMurtry 1995) and the wetlands around Waikiki drained, the Najas population died out. The following collection represents the first verified record of N. marina L. for the state." US 3358959
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUS 3358959
VerifierRobert R. Haynes


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/26/2021].

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