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.
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.
Type. F. Miiller 479, from Santa Catarina, Brazil
(K, not seen).
Syn. Salvinia rotundifolia of some authors, not Willdenow,
Distribution:United States of America North America
| Cuba South America
| Puerto Rico South America
| Central America
| South America