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Common name

English: Water lettuce

Mandarin: 大漂 (da piao)

Portuguese: Erva-de-Santa-Luzia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Arales (15)

        Family: Araceae (17)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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