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  • English
    • mosquito ferns
    • mosquitofern
    • azolla
  • Scientific Names
    • Azolla
  • Spanish
    • Helechos mosquito

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Recent observations

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What

Water Fern Azolla filiculoides

Observer

direbecca

Date

April 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

danieleseglie

Date

April 20, 2015

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What

mosquito ferns Genus Azolla

Observer

danieleseglie

Date

April 20, 2015

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What

Azolla filiculoides Genus Azolla

Observer

marionanthonisen

Date

April 15, 2015 02:15 PM PDT

Description

Mosquito fern. Azolla = Greek for 'dry kill' because it dies in a dry habitat. Found floating on shallow standing water among cattails. Means fern-like or looking like a fern, from the Latin?felix?or filicis, "a fern." 'Azolla?is a 'superorganism', consisting of not just the fern but a diverse array of symbiotic bacteria. It is this unique microbiota that converts nitrogen into organic forms and makes?Azolla?a perfect bio-fertilizer. Asia?s farmers have long known this, growing?Azollatogether with rice to provide a natural fertilizer to bolster rice productivity.'In a special leaf cavity,?Azolla?hosts a microbe called?Nostoc?that converts atmospheric nitrogen into food for its host. The Azolla researcher from Duke who is working to sequence the Azolla genome is the same woman who recently named a genus of ferns after Lady Gaga!

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Observer

broichan

Date

April 11, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

amazing bloom of red water fern and duckweed occurred on our largest pond last week

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What

Water Fern Azolla filiculoides

Observer

ranchnaturalist

Date

April 11, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I have been informed it is likely not red agae because it rarely grows in fresh water. Any guesses as to what it is would be appreciated.

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sonya4ce

Date

April 11, 2015 10:47 AM PDT

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Observer

savvy

Date

April 3, 2015

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What

Ferny Azolla Azolla pinnata

Observer

leonperrie

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

With A. rubra at centre.

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Observer

leonperrie

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

At centre, with A. pinnata surrounding.

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Observer

leonperrie

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

Stranded on shoreline.

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What

mosquito ferns Genus Azolla

Observer

temminicki

Date

April 3, 2015 06:19 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Azolla (mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern) is a genus of seven species of aquatic ferns in the family Salviniaceae. They are extremely reduced in form and specialized, looking nothing like conventional ferns but more resembling duckweed or some mosses.

No range data available.