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Hello All: 
> Not me.  I have almost no experience with Marsilea sp. (aside from a small
> patch that was given to me by Steve Pushak and is growing in a dish on a
> windowsill)  I'm pretty sure it's not a S.A. plant though.  I thought most
> species were from Australia, NG and NZ.  
> Aside from that, I'd take anything in Rataj with a grain of salt unless it
> were corroborated elsewhere.

I believe the S.A being refered to is South Australia. Can get 
confusing at times. As it happens though, Marsilea occurs in South 
Africa. My ex found it growing in a natural pond near Port Alfred on 
the South African coast. The local Herbarium does not have a 
specimen, although specimens from this pond do reside with the 
National Botanical Institute in Pretoria. gotta go and get soem for 
the coldwater tank sometime.



Jacques Gerber
Botany Department
Rhodes University
South Africa

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