Monographs Details: Salvinia
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Scientific Name:Salvinia

Type Species. Salvinia natans (Linnaeus) Allioni, of Europe.

With characters ofthe family. Chromosome number: n = 9.

A widely distributed genus of about ten species best represented in tropical America and Africa. Two species have been introduced into Puerto Rico as cultivated plants; both have been reported as escaped at a few localities. The generic name commemorates Antonio M . Salvini (1653- 1729), an Italian professor of Greek.

Special Literature. Tryon, R. M . & A. F. Tryon. 1982. Fems and allied plants, pp. 771-776, 12 figs.