Genus: Salvinia

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Last Modified 02/16/2012

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Salvinia Seguier, Veron. 3: 52. 1754.

List of Salvinia Species

General Discussion

Salvinia is a genus of small, floating, mostly tropical, aquatic ferns. Salvinia minima Baker has been reported from a few ponds in Richmond and Rockland Cos., NY; and Fairfield Co., CT; but these most likely represent deliberate introductions or escapes from aquaria or water gardens. Salvinia is not sufficiently cold hardy to survive our winters.

References to Salvinia

  • Mitchell, D. S.; Thomas, P.A. 1972. Ecology of waterweeds in the neotropics, an ecological survey of Eichhornia crassipes and Salvinia species and their natural enemies in the neotopics. Tech. Pap. Hydrology 12: 1-50.
  • Nagalingum, N. S. 2006. Comparative morphology of reproductive structures in heterosporous water ferns and a reeavaluation of the sporocarp. Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 805-815.