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Salvinia molesta    ( SAVMO ) 
 
 
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Other Scientific Names   Taxonomic Classification
Salvinia auriculata
Salvinia radula
Salvinia rotundifolia
  | Plantae
|--- Pteridophyta
|------ Pteridopsida
|--------- Salviniales
|------------ Salviniaceae
|--------------- Salvinia

     
Common Names   General Information
 [ en ]  African payal
 [ en ]  giant salvinia
 [ en ]  kariba weed
 [ en ]  water fern
 [ pt ]  murure-carrapatinho
  ..:: Notes ::..
Thought to have appeared in Brazil,  S. molesta is probably of hybrid origin, and reproduces only asexually. The name applies to a multiplicity of different clones. Grown as an aquarium plant, and now widely naturalized and invasive throughout the world.

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