204.300 Salvinia Ség.

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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

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Salvinia
Flora of Caprivi: Salvinia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Salvinia
Flora of Mozambique: Salvinia
Flora of Zambia: Salvinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Salvinia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Salvinia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=88, retrieved 13 April 2024

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