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Cabomba furcata
Forked Fanwort (Cabomba furcata) flowers (27695860894).jpg
Flowers
Scientific classification
Genus:
Cabomba
Species:
furcata
Synonyms

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.

Cabomba furcata has been reported as an invasive species in Kerala, India.

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