Invasive Alien Species

Species Name: Salvinia cucullata

Family Name:
Salviniaceae
Synonym:
Origin:
Temperate zone of the northern half of the Old World
Description:
Floating aquatic with hairy stems, much branches,  rootless. Leaves 1.2 cm long, wider than long, the sides curved up-wards and inwards so that the edges meet, the upper surface covered with minute papillae in irregular curved rows, the lower pubescent along the margins and base of petiole otherwise glabrous. Sporocarps are forms on portions of the submersed leaves.
Invaded Habitat:
Lake, rice fields, ditches and shallow localities
Distribution:
Throughout Indonesia
Ecology:
In sunny open waters
References:
  1. Soerjani, M.,  A. J. G. H. Kostermans & Gembong Tjitrosoepomo (Eds.).  1987.  Weeds of Rice in Indonesia. Balai Pustaka. Jakarta 
  2. Pancho, J.V. and M. Soerjani. 1978. Aquatic weeds of Southeast Asia.  University of the Philippines, Los Banos, College, Laguna 3720 and the         SEAMEO Regional Center for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP), Bogor,         Indonesia