Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc.

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Myriophyllum aquaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

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Common names: Parrot's feather (English)
Status: Introduced
Perennial aquatic herb, usually submerged with the upper part floating but occasionally creeping on to sandy or muddy banks. Small leaves whorled, pinnatifid right down to the midrib.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In and near still waters of dams, ponds, lake and rivers
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical South America but widely naturalised in the tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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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 54.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Haloragaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 77 - 79. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Myriophyllum aquaticum
African Plant Database: Myriophyllum aquaticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Myriophyllum aquaticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Myriophyllum aquaticum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Myriophyllum aquaticum
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iNaturalist: Myriophyllum aquaticum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myriophyllum aquaticum
JSTOR Plant Science: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Plants of the World Online: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Tropicos: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Wikipedia: Myriophyllum aquaticum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Myriophyllum aquaticum., retrieved 30 May 2024

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