Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)
Plants
Cryptogenic

41 results for Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce)

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Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2823 Pistia stratiotes Human Health Observational Field Observations made in numerous parts of the world have shown that several species of mosquitos... 33787
2824 Pistia stratiotes Food Web Anecdotal Laboratory Aquatic macrophytes, including Pistia stratoites, were found to be the potential source... 33788
2827 Pistia stratiotes Habitat Alteration Observational Field The obstruction of sunlight caused by dense mats of Pistia stratiotes and Pontederia... 33790
2828 Pistia stratiotes Water Quality Observational Field The obstruction of sunlight caused by dense mats of Pistia stratiotes and Pontederia... 33790
2829 Pistia stratiotes Food Web Observational Field The obstruction of sunlight caused by dense mats of Pistia stratiotes and Pontederia... 33790
2831 Pistia stratiotes Competition Experimental Laboratory Pistia stratiotes produces a-asarone, a phenylpropanoid with antialgal properties. The... 29731
2832 Pistia stratiotes Competition Observational Field Dense mats of P. stratiotes can shade out and reduce the amount of light available to... 29732
2833 Pistia stratiotes Habitat Alteration Observational Field Dense mats of P. stratiotes may reduce water temperature, reduce pH, promote... 29732
2834 Pistia stratiotes Water Quality Observational Field Dense mats of P. stratiotes may reduce water temperature, reduce pH, promote... 29732
2835 Pistia stratiotes Competition Observational Field Three years after P. stratiotes was first observed in Slovenia, a decline in the native... 29781
2836 Pistia stratiotes Infrastructure Anecdotal Field Infestations of water lettuce can block waterways, reducing the efficiency of irrigation and... 29767
2837 Pistia stratiotes Aquaculture/Agriculture Anecdotal Field Due to its nutritional composition, water lettuce can be used as an important source of... 33791
2838 Pistia stratiotes Aquaculture/Agriculture Anecdotal Field Due to its nutritional composition, water lettuce can be used as an important source of... 33791
2839 Pistia stratiotes Water Quality Experimental Field Water lettuce proved superior to most other plants in nutrient removal efficiency, owing to its... 29772
2840 Pistia stratiotes Commerce Anecdotal Laboratory The ethanol yields per unit biomass from water lettuce was comparable to those from other... 29774
2841 Pistia stratiotes Human Health Observational Field Several species of mosquitoes that utilize water lettuce to breed serve as vectors of malaria. 29771
2842 Pistia stratiotes Infrastructure Anecdotal N/A Waterlettuce poses many of the same environmental and economic problems as waterhyacinth, namely... 29782
2843 Pistia stratiotes Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Waterlettuce poses many of the same environmental and economic problems as waterhyacinth, namely... 29782
2844 Pistia stratiotes Habitat Alteration Observational Field The intertwined root systems of water lettuce (composed of long adventitious roots arrayed with... 28619
2845 Pistia stratiotes Infrastructure Observational Field Pistia stratoides form mats of floating vegetation, which may be colonized by emergent and-or... 28619
2846 Pistia stratiotes Human Health Observational Field Mansonia mosquitos, the vectors of rural filariasis, lay their eggs in abundant large masses on the... 28619
2847 Pistia stratiotes Aquaculture/Agriculture Observational Field Pistia stratiotes is used locally throughout eastern and southern Asia as fodder for ducks... 28619
2848 Pistia stratiotes Human Health Observational Field Water Lettuce is used as a traditional medicine to treat erysipelas and the healing of abrasions.... 28619
2849 Pistia stratiotes Competition Experimental Laboratory Pistia stratiotes proved to be strongly competitive, improving growth at the expense of... 33792
2851 Pistia stratiotes Competition Experimental Laboratory Competition trials showed that Pistia was very aggressive towards Limnobium causing yield to be... 33793
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