Monographs Details: Salvinia minima Baker
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Salviniaceae
Scientific Name:Salvinia minima Baker
Description:Species Description - Rhizome 1-4(-6) cm long, 0.5-0.75 mm thick, straw-colored, bearing dark, pluricellular, articulate hairs. Floating fronds elongate-orbicular, 7-15 mm long, 6-13 mm broad, the pale green upper surface bearing numerous pale, bristle-like papillae, these giving rise to four spreading hairs at apex; submerged fronds up to ca. 3 cm long, clothed with numerous hairs like those of rhizome.

Discussion:

Type. F. Miiller 479, from Santa Catarina, Brazil (K, not seen).

Syn. Salvinia rotundifolia of some authors, not Willdenow, 1810.

Distribution:United States of America North America| Cuba South America| Puerto Rico South America| Central America| South America|