Azolla microphylla

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Azolla microphylla Kaulf.

Azollaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade   8

Moisture: aquatic plant

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Salviniidae
Ordo:
Salviniales
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Azolla microphylla is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Azolla microphylla was described by Georg Friedrich Kaulfuss in 1824. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Azolla microphylla is a species in the genus Azolla which contains approximately 3 to 13 species and belongs to the family of the Azollaceae (Water-fern Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 1 to 2 centimetres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Azolla microphylla flowers from June to July.


Root System

Distribution

Azolla microphylla is native to North America, Central America and South America and is naturalized in France, in the Apennine Peninsula, in Germany, eastern Central Europe and in the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials are aquatic plants and prefer a half-shady to shady situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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