Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER species listed by scientific name with growth habit = "aquaticfern"

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This table lists all species profiled on PIER with the growth habit = "aquaticfern".  An alphabetical index to all PIER species is also available. It includes those of environmental concern (including those that are probably of threat only to islands with high elevations) as well as agricultural and ruderal weeds.  Each species is linked by its scientific name to an individual write-up containing relevant information.

Species are listed in alphabetic order.  You can browse this list or use the "find" function on your web browser to search by scientific name.

Can't find it here?  Check the list of synonyms for other names (the more common synonyms are included below) or search other lists and databases available on the Internet.

Stumped by botanical terms?  Here are links to a brief glossary and a search engine for botanical terms.

Scientific name (+Family) Often-used other Latin names Habit Present on
Pacific Islands?
Primarily a threat
at high elevations?
Azolla filiculoides   (Salviniaceae)   aquatic fern Yes No
Azolla pinnata   (Salviniaceae)   aquatic fern Yes No
Marsilea crenata   (Marsileaceae)   aquatic fern Yes No
Marsilea minuta   (Marsileaceae)   aquatic fern No No
Marsilea quadrifolia   (Marsileaceae)   aquatic fern No No
Salvinia cucullata   (Salviniaceae)   aquatic fern No No
Salvinia molesta   (Salviniaceae) Salvinia auriculata Aubl. aquatic fern Yes No
Salvinia natans   (Salviniaceae) Marsilea natans L. aquatic fern No No
Veronica anagallis-aquatica   (Plantaginaceae)   aquatic fern Yes Yes

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