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Lemna-aequinoctialis-Duckweed

Duckweed - Lemma aequinoctialis

Distribution: This plant is indigenous to Israel and Egypt but has spread across most of the tropical and sub-tropical world. However it is far less invasive than Salvinia molesta Habitat: Duckweed is often found in temporary rainwater pans in northern Botswana.

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Ottelia ulvifolia

Yellow Ottelia - Ottelia ulvifolia

Distribution: Yellow Otellia is a reasonably common plant in the upper and central Okavango Habitat: Otellia prefers the permanent and semi-permanent fast flowing waterways of the Okavango. What a safari guide should know about this plant: The liquid from the spathe is used by local people as eye-drops.

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Persicaria limbata Knot Weed

Knot Weed - Persica limbata

Distribution: Around permanent water in northern Botswana. Knot Weed is a common flowering plant of the Okavango Delta and a species that safari guides operating here should know well. Habitat: It grows along permanent and semi-permanent channels amongst other vegetation.

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Utricularia stellaris

Utricularia stellaris

This carnivorous aquatic plant feeds on microscopic organisms trapped by the root system

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Caldesia parnassifolia

Caldesia parnassifolia

Caldesia is a relatively common plant in the more permanent waters of the Okavango Delta.

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