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    Taxonomic name: Montia fontana L.
    Synonyms: Claytonia fontana (L.) R.J. Davis, Montia dipetala Suksd., Montia dipetala Suksdorf, Montia fontana L. ssp. amporitana auct. non Sennen, Montia fontana L. ssp. chondrosperma (Fenzl) Walter, Montia fontana L. ssp. fontana, Montia fontana L. var. lamprosperma (Cham.) Fenzl, Montia fontana L. var. tenerrima (A. Gray) Fernald & Wiegand, Montia fontana L. var. variabilis (Walters) Kozhevn., Montia fontana ssp. amporitana auct. non Sennen, Montia fontana ssp. chondrosperma (Fenzl) Walt., Montia fontana var. lamprosperma (Cham.) Fenzl, Montia fontana var. tenerrima (Gray) Fern. & Wieg., Montia hallii (A. Gray) Greene, Montia hallii (Gray) Greene, Montia lamprosperma Cham., Montia minor C.C. Gmel., Montia minor K.C. Gmel., Montia verna Neck.
    Common names: annual water minerslettuce, blinks, Fountain miner'slettucer, water chickweed, water montia, water-blinks
    Organism type: aquatic plant
    Montia fontana a plant of damp places and shallow water has been introduced to the Falkland Islands where it is widespread and common.
    Geographical range
    Native range: Africa, temperate and tropical Asia, Australasia, Europe, Northern America, Southern America (USDA, ARS, 2010)
    Known introduced range: Falkland Islands (Varnham 2009)
    Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
    Last Modified: Wednesday, 10 November 2010


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