Pistia stratiotes

Pistia stratiotes L. (trop.) – An occasional escape from cultivation since 2000, sometimes found in ponds, canals or ditches. Very frost-sensitive and never persisting in Belgium.

Pistia stratiotes, Ruiselede, Gentse Veld, small pond, November 2011, B.  Mortier

Selected literature:

Bruinsma J. (2000) Gras is om in te liggen, deel 71: Pistia stratiotes (Watersla) en Eichhornia crassipes (Waterhyacint). Available Online at: www.xs4all.nl/~wimvdven/gras71.htm.

Diekjobst (1984) Pistia stratiotes L. und Lemna aequinoctialis Welwitsch vorubergehend im Gebiet der unteren Erft. Gött. Flor. Rundbr. 18(3-4): 90-95.

Hussner A. (2006) Die aquatischen Neophyten in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Decheniana 159: 39-50.

Hussner A., Heidbuechel P. & Heiligtag S. (2014) Vegetative overwintering and viable seed production explain the establishment of invasive Pistia stratiotes in the thermally abnormal Erft River (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). Aquatic Botany 119: 28-32.

Hussner A. & Heiligtag S. (2013) Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae), die Muschelblume, im Gebiet der unteren Erft/Nordrhein-Westfalen: Ausbreitungstendenz und Problempotenzial. Veröff. Bochumer Bot. Ver. 5: 1-6. [available online at: http://www.botanik-bochum.de/html/publ/OVBBV5_1_Hussner_Heiligtag_Pistia_stratiotes.pdf]

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