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11:59 Feb 13, 2005
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Environment & Ecology / Las Tablas de Daimiel NP - Spain
Spanish term or phrase: jopozorra
Sumergidas en el agua encontramos praderas de ovas, formaciones de algas filamentosas o rabazones, y la ***jopozorra***. Las lentejas de agua y los ranúnculos tienen hojas que flotan sobre el agua. Los plantas con tallos emergentes enraizadas en el agua, dominan el paisaje: la masiega, el carrizo, la enea y la castañuela forman este grupo. Alrededor de las tablas, en zonas no inundadas, aparecen diferentes especies de juncos. Los suelos húmedos, un poco salinos, son el hábitat del taray. En suelos muy salinos, encontramos por matas de limonios. Y en las zonas donde pasta el ganado aparecen especies nitrófilas como el calamino.

I am not sure what this plant is - any ideas? This is an extract from a text on the Tablas de Daimiel National Park in Spain.

Many thanks in advance,

Sheila Hardie
Local time: 11:31

Summary of answers provided
4soft hornwort
Martin Boyd
3 +1Foxtail
Wendy Cummings



5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1

It is just a guess i'm afraid, but from breaking the word down into Jopo and Zorra, gives Goxtail, which on a Google search does indeed come up as a type of plant. See http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/31438/ or http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=plant_profile... for description of the plant, that you may be able to compare to the text?

Hope that helps a bit!!

Note added at 5 mins (2005-02-13 12:04:58 GMT)

Sorry, Sunday morning typo - Foxtail, not Goxtail!!

Wendy Cummings
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Many thanks for your help. In the end though, I found the answer myself. In the Tablas de Daimiel, the 'jopozorras' are:

soft hornwort (Ceratophyllum submersum) and rigid hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  MJ Barber: jopozorra would appear to be an aquatic plant
1 min

agree  David Brown: foxtail is also used as a pond and aquarium plant
8 mins
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Comment: Many thanks for your help. In the end though, I found the answer myself. In the Tablas de Daimiel, the 'jopozorras' are:

soft hornwort (Ceratophyllum submersum) and rigid hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)

1366 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
soft hornwort

Very belated answer, but for anyone looking for this term in te future...

According to the first site listed below (and various others), the Latin name for "jopozorra" is Ceratophyllum submersum, which wikipedia lists in English as "soft hornwort".

    Reference: http://www.villarrubia.org/portal/articles.php?article_id=17
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratophyllum
Martin Boyd
Local time: 05:31
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