Eichhornia natans (P. Beauv.) Solms

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Derivation of specific name: natans: floating or swimming
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Catarino, L. & Martins, E.S. (2010). Pontederiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 112.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 148.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 193.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eichhornia natans
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eichhornia natans
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eichhornia natans
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eichhornia natans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eichhornia natans
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eichhornia natans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eichhornia natans
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eichhornia natans
Tropicos: Eichhornia natans

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eichhornia natans.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112970, retrieved 22 July 2017

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