795.000 Lemna L.

Description of the genus

Discoid, floating aquatics. Root long, solitary. Thalli solitary or a few cohering, rounded to linear-lanceolate, flat or gibbous; nerves 1-5(-7). Budding pouch 1. Inflorescence of 1 female and 2 male flowers enclosed in a membranous spathe. Anther 2-thecous. Fruit 1-6-seeded. Seeds longitudinally ribbed.

Worldwide: 7 species, cosmopolitan

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aequinoctialis Welw.N,SEDescription, Image
minor L.

Other sources of information about Lemna:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Lemna
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lemna
Flora of Malawi: Lemna
Flora of Mozambique: Lemna
Flora of Zambia: Lemna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lemna

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lemna
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lemna
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lemna
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lemna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lemna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lemna
JSTOR Plant Science: Lemna
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lemna
Plants of the World Online: Lemna
Tropicos: Lemna
Wikipedia: Lemna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Lemna.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=307, retrieved 18 July 2024

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