204.300 Salvinia Ség.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta FZ

Description of the genus

Free-floating aquatic plants. Rhizome roots absent. Leaves dimorphic, borne in whorls of three, consisting of 2 simple floating leaves and a strongly branched submerged leaf; veins anastomosing. Sporangia in thin-walled sporocarps on submerged leaves.

Derivation of name: salvinia: named after Antonio Salvini (1653-1729)

Worldwide: c. 10 species in tropical and warm temperate zones

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Salvinia molesta

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molesta D.S.Mitch.N,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Salvinia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Salvinia
Flora of Zambia: Salvinia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Salvinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Salvinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salvinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salvinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Salvinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Salvinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=88, retrieved 23 December 2014

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