Author Archives: Sarah Hanson

Eichhornia crassipes – The ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ of the freshwater world.

Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth) has a relatively ambivalent place in freshwater habitats. It has become a serious invasive species in many countries, and is one of the world’s most noxious aquatic weeds (Patel, 2012), yet it has been found to … Continue reading

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Selaginellaceae – the spike moss family

Introduction Lycopodiophyta have an important position in the history of plant life. The group was once a very diverse clade, which is well-documented with fossil records, but now has only a small number of extant members. Their history is longer … Continue reading

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