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Egeria densa (Dense water weed)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales > Family: Hydrocharitaceae > Genus: Egeria

Egeria densa (Dense water weed) Egeria densa (Dense water weed)
Egeria densa growing in fish pond of Company Gardens, Cape Town. [photos H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Egeria densa is native to South America and is grown in aquaria and outdoor ponds. It has been recorded from a dam and river in southern Africa, suggesting that it is becoming naturalised in this region. As a precautionary measure it has been made a declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa. 

 

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