Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc.

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Myriophyllum aquaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Parrot's feather (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Perennial aquatic herb, usually submerged with the upper part floating but occasionally creeping on to sandy or muddy banks. Small leaves whorled, pinnatifid right down to the midrib.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In and near still waters of dams, ponds, lake and rivers
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical South America but widely naturalised in the tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Haloragaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 77 - 79. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Myriophyllum aquaticum
African Plant Database: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Myriophyllum aquaticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Myriophyllum aquaticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Myriophyllum aquaticum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Myriophyllum aquaticum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Myriophyllum aquaticum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Myriophyllum aquaticum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Myriophyllum aquaticum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myriophyllum aquaticum
Ispot Southern Africa: Myriophyllum aquaticum
JSTOR Plant Science: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Myriophyllum aquaticum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Myriophyllum aquaticum
Tropicos: Myriophyllum aquaticum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Myriophyllum aquaticum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142850, retrieved 24 November 2017

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