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Azolla pinnata (mosquito fern; Ferny azolla; Water velvet; feathered mosquitofern)

Wikipedia Abstract

Azolla pinnata is a species of fern known by several common names, including feathered mosquitofern and water velvet. It is native to much of Africa, Asia from China to Japan, India and the Philippines, and parts of Australia. It is an aquatic plant, its frond floating upon the surface of the water. It grows in quiet and slow-moving water bodies, because swift currents and waves break up the plant.
View Wikipedia Record: Azolla pinnata

Invasive Species

Azolla pinnata can spread rapidly, and has the ability to survive on moist soil in and around rivers, ditches, and ponds. It forms dense surface mats, which degrade water quality by reducing oxygen levels, and can interfere with boating, fishing and recreational activities.
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Attributes

Lifespan [1]  Annual
Structure [2]  Fern

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia

Predators

Cryptoblabes gnidiella[3]

Distribution

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Citations

Species recognized by Skinner M.W., 15-Mar-2000, ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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