Family Azollaceae, genus Azolla;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Azolla, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
016.000 Order Marsileales
		Statistics: 3 families, 5 genera, 78-85 spp. [85 species and 1 hybrid listed]
018.0000 Family Azollaceae Wettst.; Handb. Syst. Bot. 2: 77 (1903)
		Trivial names: Algenfarne
		Statistics: 1 genus, 7 spp. [7 species listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

018.0001 Azolla Lam.; Encycl. 1: 3 (1783) Trivial names: Algenfarn Statistics: 7 spp. Old World (3), New World (4), mostly tropical [7 species listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Rhizosperma Meyen; Reise 1: 337 (1834) = Carpanthus Rafinesque; New York Med. Repository 11. 5. 356 (1808) Azolla caroliniana Willd.; Sp. Pl. 5(I): 541 (1810) Trivial names: Kleiner Algenfarn, Eastern Mosquito Fern, Carolinian Azolla Azolla filiculoides Lam.; Encycl. 1: 3 (1783) Trivial names: Großer Algenfarn, Large Mosquito Fern, Ferny Azolla, Pacific Azolla, Karearera, Retoreto (Maori) Azolla japonica Franch. & Sav.; En. pl. Jap. 2. 196 (1876) Azolla mexicana Presl; Abh. Königl. Böhm, Ges. Wiss., ser. 5, 3: 150 (1845) Trivial names: Mexican Mosquito Fern Azolla microphylla Kaulf.; Enum. Filic. 273 (1824) Azolla nilotica Dcne. ex Mett.; Pl. Tinn. 54 t. 25 (1867) Trivial names: African Azolla Remarks: Sect. Rhizosperma Azolla pinnata R. Br.; Prod. Fl. N. Holl. 167 (1810) ssp. pinnata R. Br.; Prod. Fl. N. Holl. 167 (1810) Trivial names: Ferny Azola, Pacific Azolla Remarks: Sect. Rhizosperma ssp. africana (Desv.) R.M.K.Saunders & K.Fowler; Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 109(3): 351 (1992) ssp. asiatica R.M.K.Saunders & K.Fowler; Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 109(3): 349 (1992) var. prolifera Y.X.Lin; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18(4): 454 (1980) var. sempervirens Y.X.Lin; Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18(4): 454 (1980)
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For each species, information on its distribution by country and sometimes by province, region or state within a country; conservation status (where applicable), and all synonyms with publishing source (other latin names by which the species has been known) that we could find, and where applicable whether or not the given name has been verified; are available on the CDROM version of this page.

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