Description: A free-floating aquatic fern, this has become a serious pest in the inland waters of many tropical countries. Originally a native of S America, it is now widespread and infestation is reported in Sri Lanka, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zaire, Botswana, India, Austalia, Kenya, Indonesia and Thailand.
Uses: Shown to be an effective antibacterial for bovine mastitis. Also shows promise as a fiber plant for paper making and as a forage plant for animals. Has been shown to be an effective tool in phytoremediation and waste water decontamination.
From Philippine Alternative Medicine
Accession # 198501202
Accession Date: 12-31-1985
Bench: 6601 - BPB:Warm Aquatic Trays
Qty: 1 confirmed on 10-11-2016
Federally Listed Noxious Weed - Plants are not to leave Greenhouse!