Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Wiesneria
Type species
Wiesneria triandra
(Dalzell) M.Micheli

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Wiesneria is a genus in the family Alismataceae. The plant usually lives in natural temporary water pools on lateritic plateaus. Wiesneria triandra was first described in the south of the Indian state of Maharashtra. They are well spread out over the regions they occupy and have no common uses, making them of least concern.[1]

The name commemorates the physiologist Julius Wiesner.[2]


At the present time (May 2015), there are three recognized species:[3]


  1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species on Wiesneria Triandra
  2. Gledhill, D. (2008). The names of plants. Cambridge University Press. p. 406. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  3. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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