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  • English
    • Kariba Weed
    • Salvinia
    • Kariba-weed
    • Giant Salvinia
  • Portuguese
    • Salvínia
  • Scientific Names
    • Salvinia molesta
  • Spanish
    • Salvinia gigante

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Recent observations

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What

Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

August 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta

Observer

lg_price

Date

July 11, 2014 04:53 PM CDT

Description

At the shore right off the 103 highway.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

October 27, 2013

Description

Giant Salvinia overtaking lake area. I have included a picture taken earlier in spring 2013 as a comparison.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) Salvinia molesta

Observer

carlos2

Date

March 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) Salvinia molesta

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 11, 2013 11:37 AM AEST

Description

Cool papillate leaves

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) Salvinia molesta

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 9, 2013 09:15 AM AEST

Description

Floating water plant with neat papillate leaves. Common on the lake.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta

Observer

layla

Date

October 25, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Observer

robjamax

Date

March 19, 2013 01:41 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Salvinia molesta, commonly known as giant salvinia or kariba weed after it infested a large portion of the reservoir of the same name, is an aquatic fern, native to south-eastern Brazil. It is a free floating plant that does not attach to the soil, but instead remains buoyant on the surface of a body of water. The fronds are 0.5–4 cm long and broad, with a bristly surface caused by the hair-like strands that join at the...

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