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  • Salviniaceae Martinov

This family is accepted.
Salvinia molesta

[FTEA]

Salviniaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2000

Morphology General Habit
Floating aquatic plants with slender branched siphonostelic rootless rhizomes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves dimorphous, borne in whorls of three, two floating, oblong to orbicular, entire, variously papillate on the aerial surface, the third submerged, finely dissected, hairy and rootlike

[FWTA]

Salviniaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Morphology General Habit
Small floating herbaceous plants
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal, branched, siphonostelic, without roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in whorls of three of which two are entire and floating, and the third submerged and finely dissected into root–like segments, which are thickly covered with hairs; floating leaves papillose

[FWTA]

Azollaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Morphology General Habit
Small floating moss–like plants with fragile pinnately branched, apparently siphonostelic rhizomes, covered with small imbricate leaves
Morphology Roots
Roots numerous with numerous root hairs (in W. African species)
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in two rows, each leaf consisting of an upper, floating, photosynthetic lobe which rests obliquely on the water touching it only on one edge and a lower submerged hyaline lobe with cavities in its lower surface, usually inhabited by blue green alga (Anabaena)

[FTEA]

Azollaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

Morphology General Habit
Floating aquatic heterosporous leptosporangiate plants with slender pinnately branched siphonostelic rhizomes and with roots borne singly or in fascicles
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imbricate, about 1– 2 mm. long, bilobed with an aerial lobe and a thin colourless submerged lobe

Salviniaceae Martinov appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Tekhno-Bot. Slovar : 559. 1820 [3 Aug 1820] (1820)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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