genus Eichhornia

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Noun1.genus Eichhornia - water hyacinthgenus Eichhornia - water hyacinth; water orchid  
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Eichhornia crassipes, Eichhornia spesiosa, water hyacinth, water orchid - a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
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Cornops aquaticum Bruner (1906) is a semi-aquatic grasshopper that lives in close association with Pontederiaceae floating meadows, especially of the genus Eichhornia (Center et al., 2002).
This assumption is supported by the fact that 7 species in the truncatus group were found on the genus Eichhornia, ancestor of Pontederia, on which only two species were found.
Finally, the genus Eichhornia is an "unnatural" or polyphyletic group, regardless of the placement of E.