, African pyle, aquarium watermoss (English-United States), fougère d’eau (French-Burkina Faso), giant salvinia (English-United States), giant salvinia (English), kariba weed
(English), koi kandy, salvinia (English), water fern (English), water spangles (English)
Salvinia minima is the smaller of the two species and is readily distinguished from S. molesta by the morphology of its leaf hairs. In S. minima the hairs are split four ways near the tip. In S. molesta the hairs are also split, but they come together at the tip forming an egg- beater type structure. Typically, mature leaves of S. molesta are quarter to half-dollar sized, about twice the size of S. minima (McKinney and Durocher, Undated).