Cabomba furcata

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Cabomba furcata
Forked Fanwort (Cabomba furcata) flowers (27695860894).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Cabombaceae
Genus: Cabomba
Species: C. furcata
Binomial name
Cabomba furcata
Schult. & Schult.f. (1830)

Cabomba piauhyensis
Cabomba pubescens
Nectris furcata

Cabomba furcata is a species of aquatic plant in the water shield family known by the common names red cabomba and forked fanwort. It is native to South America and as far north as Cuba and the tip of Florida. It reaches a maximum height between 30 and 80 cm and is up to 8 cm wide. It bears purple flowers.

This is used as an aquarium plant. Carbon dioxide addition is usually necessary, mostly because this plant requires high light and regular fertilization for optimal growth.[1]


  1. ^ "Cabomba Furcata". Plant Finder. Aquatic Plant Central. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  • Ørgaard, M. (1991). The genus Cabomba (Cabombaceae) - a taxonomic study. Nordic Journal of Botany 11: 179-203
  • Wiersema, J. H. (1989). A new species of Cabomba (Cabombaceae) from tropical America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76:1167–1168.

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