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Abstract

The water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms is one of the 100 world's worst invaders. Native to tropical freshwaters of tropical South America, with a putative origin in the Amazon basin and the Pantanal of western Brazil, the water hyacinth is nowadays distributed worldwide. In tropical...

Author(s)
Parolin, P.; Rudolph, B.; Bartel, S.; Bresch, C.; Poncet, C.
Publisher
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium
Citation
Acta Horticulturae, 2012, No.937, pp 1133-1140
Abstract

Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms, known locally as camalote, is an aquatic plant indigenous to South America, abundant in the Pantanal, Brazil. Guató Indians used it for making sleeping mats in the Pantanal. The non-Indian community of Albuquerque, Corumbá, MS, nowadays, is also using it for the...

Author(s)
Bortolotto, I. M.; Guarim Neto, G.
Publisher
Sociedade Botânica do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Acta Botanica Brasilica, 2005, 19, 2, pp 331-337