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Pistia stratiotes L.


Description from Flora of China

Apiospermum obcordatum Klotzsch, nom. illeg. superfl.; Pistia obcordata Schleiden, nom. illeg. superfl.

Morphological characters are the same as those of the genus. Plants aquatic, floating. Roots many, pendulous in water, feathery. Leaves in rosettes, 1.3-10 × 1.5-6 cm. Spathe white, 5-12 mm. Fl. May-Nov.

The plants are cultivated for animal feed and are used to treat swelling and urinary tract infections.

Water fields, lakes, ponds. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan; cultivated in Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Sichuan [tropical and subtropical regions worldwide].

生活型: 草本

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 浮水草本;

花期: 夏秋

生境: 生于池塘中

用途: 全草作猪饲料;入药发汗利尿、止湿痒、消肿毒

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 单子叶植物纲

中文别名: 大漂


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