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South African Marsilea

>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.

Do you know what species?  Do you have an idea whether this is native or
introduced?  I only ask because a friend brought me back some Java Fern
that he collected in the Amazon a couple of years ago.  I _know_ that's not

Karen Randall
Aquatic Gardeners Association