Azolla


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azolla

(æˈzɒlə)
n
(Plants) a genus of fern growing in tropical waters
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Noun1.Azolla - a genus of fern sometimes placed in its own family Azollaceae
Azolla caroliniana, Carolina pond fern, mosquito fern, floating fern - small free-floating aquatic fern from the eastern United States to tropical America; naturalized in western and southern Europe
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
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In the aquatic environment, Azolla filiculoides Lam.
Herbaceous genera are characteristic of non-forested swamps; among them are Hydrocotyle (Apiaceae), Pistia (Araceae), Eichornia (Pontederiaceae) and Azolla (Salviniaceae) (Kalliola et al, 1991; Richards, 1996).
Rothfels' project is to understand the symbiotic relationship between aquatic ferns of the genus Azolla and the microbiome housed within the chambers of its leaves, which provides the fern with extraordinary nitrogen-fixation abilities and the ability to remediate water contaminated with high concentrations of heavy metals and other toxins.
At present, almost all sheltered open-water areas in the south-eastern and eastern basins are covered with a dense floating mat of Azolla, which has penetrated also deep into the Phragmites stands.
Azolla is a voracious grower and, if left unchecked, could cover the surface of the canal with a thick mat, reducing light and oxygen levels in the water and causing problems for boats and anglers.
Pryer launched a six-week campaign last month to raise $15,000 to decipher the DNA of a fast-growing aquatic fern called azolla.
If you are buying plants for your pond, make sure to avoid the five following non-native invasive species that since April 6 this year are now banned: Azolla filiculoides (water fern); Myriophyllum aquaticum (Parrot's fern); Hydrocotyle ranunculoides (floating pennywort); Ludwigia grandiflora (water primrose); Crassula helmsii (New Zealand pygmyweed).
polyrhiza and Mexican azolla (Azolla microphylla Kaulf.
Similarly the capacity of vascular aquatic plants to assimilate nutrients from polluted waters is well recognized viz, duckweed and Azolla offer potential alternatives for treating sewage.
Cultivating azolla, an aquatic fern, which when added to cow fodder increases milk yields and using worms to make compost to fertilize crops, are a huge hit.
Radulovich and his colleagues also see potential in aquatic plants such as azolla, water hyacinth and alligator weed.