Pistia stratiotes L.

Common name

English: Water lettuce

Mandarin: 大漂 (da piao)

Portuguese: Erva-de-Santa-Luzia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Arales (14)

        Family: Araceae (16) (family description)

          Genus: Pistia (1)

           Epithet: stratiotes L. (1)

stratiotes => a common soldier

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Pistia stratiotes at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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