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Cadiscus aquaticus


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Critically Endangered

Threat status


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Family Compositae

The largest family of flowering plants , the Compositae (Asteraceae), comprising about 1,100 genera and more than 20,000 species and characterized by many small flowers arranged in a head looking like a single flower and subtended by an involucre of bracts. A head may consist of both ray flowers and disk flowers, as in the sunflower, of disk flowers only, as in the burdock, or of ray flowers only, as in the dandelion.


Biome: Freshwater[1].

Ecology: Vernal pools on shale. Juveniles submerged, adults floating, emergent or temporally terrestrial (Cook 2004). Flowering from August to September. Disseminules cypselas with hairs below and bristles above, dispersal unknown but not by wind.[1].

List of Habitats :


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Data Providers: African Flowering Plants Database , SANBI, LCR Editor, Govaerts World Compositae Checklist A-G, IPNI, Tropicos. GCC LSID: urn

Last scrutiny: 11-Aug-09

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  1. Helme, N. & Raimondo, D. 2010. Cadiscus aquaticus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-08