Pistia stratiotes

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Noun1.Pistia stratiotes - pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leavesPistia stratiotes - pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves; a widespread weed in rivers and lakes
genus Pistia - one species: water lettuce
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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Pistia stratiotes, an aquatic plant, has been described to be able to remove chromium and cobalt from water bodies [7].
Cattail Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce Thalia geniculata Bent alligator flag Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligatorweed Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed Saururus cernuus Lizard's tail Semiaquatic or aquatic plants Colocasia esculenta Wild taro Typha sp.
2007, "Macroinvertebrate fauna associated with Pistia stratiotes and Nymphoides indica in subtropical lakes (south Brazil)," Brazilian Journal of Biology, 67, 499-507.
Sylvatic cycles were found in swampy areas in which floating species of water lettuce, Pistia stratiotes, provided appropriate habitat for mosquito species of the subgenus Culex (Melanoconion), the vectors of sylvatic subtypes and variants of VEE virus.
Freshwater lagoons, highly limited because of restricted seasonal freshwater, occur at mouths of rivers with clumps of Phragmites australis and Typha domingensis at edges of streams, which often are choked by Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes in deeper stagnant waters and irrigation channels.
Callisneria Americana, Eichhornia crassipes, Haumaniustrum robertii, Helianthusannuus, Larrea tridentate, Lemna minor, Pistia stratiotes and Thlaspi caerulescens.