Salvinia - Salviniaceae

Salvinia nymphellula Desv.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Salvinia nigropunctata A.Braun in Kühn

Common name

Description

Floating leaves, shortly stalked, with flattened petiole, oblong, base rounded, upper surface bearing 15-20 pairs of +/- visible veins, along which are rows of small rounded scales, fairly regularly spaced, with a blunt point. Underside with appressed, fatty hairs.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Rivers.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Benin, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria.

Growth form

Aquatic.

Literature

  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 59.
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8. Flore du Gabon, Pages 39 - 40. (Includes a picture).
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