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Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes

Wikipedia description

Pistia is a genus of aquatic plant in the arum family, Araceae. The single species it comprises, Pistia stratiotes, is often called water cabbage, water lettuce, Nile cabbage, or shellflower. Its native distribution is uncertain, but probably pantropical; it was first discovered from the Nile near Lake Victoria in Africa. It is now present, either naturally or through human introduction, in nearly all tropical and subtropical fresh waterways. The genus name is derived from the Greek word πιστός (pistos), meaning "water," and refers to the aquatic nature of the plants.

Scientific classification

Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Species: Pistia stratiotes


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
MFIN-Pistia_stratioidesMFINleaves, rootsBGID. Soltis